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The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq - Hassan Blasim, Jonathan Wright
The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq
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An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by “perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive” (The Guardian)   The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before.... show more
An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by “perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive” (The Guardian)   The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists, but also of madmen and prophets, angels and djinni, sorcerers and spirits. Blending shocking realism with flights of fantasy, Hassan Blasim offers us a pageant of horrors, as haunting as the photos of Abu Ghraib and as difficult to look away from, but shot through with a gallows humor that yields an unflinching comedy of the macabre. Gripping and hallucinatory, this is a new kind of storytelling forged in the crucible of war.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143123262 (0143123262)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Darin Bradley
Darin Bradley rated it
4.0 The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq
A nice integration of magical realism and the cultural identity of an occupied, wartime nation.
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4.0 BOOKSHOTS: 'The Corpse Exhibition' by Hassan Blasim
Title: The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq Who wrote it: Hassan Blasim, author of The Madman of Freedom Square (longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize of 2010) among other titles. Plot in a Box: The Corpse Exhibition is a collection of dark, fablelike stories fro...
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