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Author Balāsim, Ḥasan, author.

Title The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq / Hassan Blasim ; [translated by] Jonathan Wright. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
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Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Balāsim, Ḥasan -- Translations into English.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction.
Genre Short stories.
Electronic books.
Added Author Wright, Jonathan, 1953- translator.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Balāsim, Ḥasan. Short stories. Selections. English. Corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq 9780143123262 (DLC) 2013043633 (OCoLC)852238303040
ISBN 9781101609392 (electronic bk.)
1101609397 (electronic bk.)
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