This Blinding Absence of Light

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  • Bog, paperback
  • Engelsk
  • 208 sider

Beskrivelse

In this extraordinary non-fiction novel, based on a true story, Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who, in 1971, took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco. With sixty others Salim was incarcerated in a secret prison complex in the Moroccan desert: he was to remain there for nearly twenty years. In starkly eloquent, beautiful prose, Ben Jelloun relates the prisoners' experiences as they struggle to survive. The son of a witty, feckless courtier who disowns him, Salim tells stories to keep sane - from the suras of his beloved Koran to the plot of A Streetcar Named Desire. Even in the darkest, most terrible conditions, sympathy, insight, the human quest for meaning and understanding, never desert Salim. The resulting novel is a wrenching yet exquisite celebration of the human spirit and its determination to survive. 'A masterpiece' Judges of the IMPAC award 'a sad and splendid book' New York Times Book Review

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal208
  • Udgivelsesdato01-09-2005
  • ISBN139780141022826
  • Forlag Penguin Books Ltd
  • FormatPaperback
Størrelse og vægt
  • Vægt149 g
  • Dybde1,3 cm
  • coffee cup img
    10 cm
    book img
    12,9 cm
    19,8 cm

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