The Resource The angel of history, Rabih Alameddine, (electronic resource)

The angel of history, Rabih Alameddine, (electronic resource)

Label
The angel of history
Title
The angel of history
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gay poet is haunted by war and the AIDs crisis in this "sprawling fever dream of a novel" by the Dos Passos Prize-winning author of An Unnecessary Woman (NPR.org). Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life. His memories take him 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. Haunted by an alluring, sassy Satan, who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past, and by dour, frigid Death, who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by fourteen saints. With Jacob recalling his life in Cairo, Beirut, Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco, Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrayal of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound story that "marks the triumph of memory over oblivion" (Bookforum)
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alameddine, Rabih
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Electronic books
  • Recluses
  • Poets
  • Yemenis
  • Gay men
  • Devil
  • Death (Personification)
  • Coming of age
  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The angel of history, Rabih Alameddine, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802190116
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13036773
Publisher number
MWT13036773
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The angel of history, Rabih Alameddine, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802190116
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13036773
Publisher number
MWT13036773
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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