The Resource The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

Label
The angel of history : a novel
Title
The angel of history
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alameddine, Rabih
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • FICTION MYSTERY
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L215
LC item number
A83 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Recluses
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Poets
  • Yemenis
  • Gay men
  • Devil
  • Death (Personification)
Label
The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939426787
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802125767
Lccn
2016018029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0018387760
  • (OCoLC)939426787
Label
The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939426787
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802125767
Lccn
2016018029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0018387760
  • (OCoLC)939426787

Library Locations

    • Anacostia LibraryBorrow it
      1800 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC, 20020, US
      38.86598050000001 -76.9785383
    • Chevy Chase LibraryBorrow it
      5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20015, US
      38.9651433 -77.07510599999999
    • Cleveland Park LibraryBorrow it
      3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20008, US
      38.9338203 -77.05791820000002
    • Georgetown LibraryBorrow it
      3260 R St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9134043 -77.0660321
    • Palisades LibraryBorrow it
      4901 V St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9183989 -77.0971728
    • Southeast LibraryBorrow it
      403 7th St. SE, Washington, DC, 20003, US
      38.8840495 -76.9965051
    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279
    • West End LibraryBorrow it
      2522 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20037, US
      38.8992872 -77.05423379999999
Processing Feedback ...