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The book of collateral damage / Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Moorhead Public Library ANT (Text) 33500013113568 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0300228945
  • ISBN: 9780300228946
  • Physical Description: 303 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Sinan Antoon returns to the Iraq war in a poetic and provocative tribute to reclaiming memory Widely-celebrated author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his doctorate at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the excursion, Nameer ventures to al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad, famed for its bookshops, and encounters Wadood, an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalogue everything destroyed by war, from objects, buildings, books and manuscripts, flora and fauna, to humans. Entrusted with the catalogue and obsessed with Wadood's project, Nameer finds life in New York movingly intertwined with fragments from his homeland's past and its present--destroyed letters, verses, epigraphs, and anecdotes--in this stylistically ambitious panorama of the wreckage of war and the power of memory.
Language Note:
Translated to English from the Arabic.
Author Notes

Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, and translator, and an associate professor at New York University. Born in Baghdad, he left Iraq after the Gulf War. He is the author of several books, including The Corpse Washer.Jonathan Wright is an award-winning translator of works by authors including Ahmed Saadawi, Saud Alsanousi, and Youssef Ziedan.

Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Fiction.
Arabic fiction > Translations into English.
Arabic fiction.
Genre: Translations.
Novels.

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