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The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

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The angel of history : a novel
Title
The angel of history : a novel
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Rabih Alameddine
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives. "Rabih Alameddine is one our most daring writers-daring not in the cheap sense of lurid or racy, but as a surgeon, a philosopher, an explorer, or a dancer."-Michael Chabon--
  • Yemeni-born poet Jacob revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints
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Title
The angel of history
Creator
Summary
Follows the experiences of Yemeni-born poet Jacob, who revisits the events of his life from his upbringing in an Egyptian brothel, to his adolescence under the aegis of a wealthy father, to his years as a gay man in San Francisco at the height of the AIDS epidemic
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Award
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, 2017.
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10533753
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L215
LC item number
A83 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Rabih Alameddine
The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
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The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
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ocn939426787
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802125767
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016018029

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