|Cena: 65.00 zł|
Dział: Beletrystyka i pozycje pokrewne » Beletrystyka nowoczesna i współczesna (po 1945 r.)
Frankenstein in BaghdadAutor: Saadawi A.
Wydawca: Oneworld Publications
Wydanie 1, 2018
Na stanie: 3 egz.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Extraordinary... A devastating but essential read.' Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds 'Gripping, darkly humorous...profound.' Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, the scavenger Hadi collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realises he has created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive - first from the guilty, and then from anyone who crosses its path. An extraordinary achievement, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humour the surreal reality of a city at war. 'Saadawi leavens his satirical horror with dark humour, stitching his novel together with the same lurching vitality as his title character's monstrous body to vividly evoke his own dismembered country.' * Guardian Books of the Year * `[A] biting satire of Iraqi life and sectarian disputes.' * Financial Times * `Saadawi's strange, violent and wickedly funny book borrows heavily from the science fiction canon, and pays back the debt with interest: it is a remarkable achievement, and one that, regrettably, is unlikely ever to lose its urgent relevancy.' * Guardian * `[Saadawi is] Baghdad's new literary star.' * New York Times * `Ahmed Saadawi has wrenched a fable that puts a cherished Romantic myth to urgent new use... In their bicentenary year, Mary Shelley's scientist and his creature will take plenty of contemporary spins. Surely, no updated journey will be more necessary than Saadawi's... A nightmarish, but horridly hilarious, tale... Sinister, satirical, ferociously comic but oddly moving.' * Spectator * `Frankenstein in Baghdad is complex but very readable and darkly humorous; it has well-observed characters, whose back stories reflect the wider context. The monster is a metaphor both for the physical horrors of Iraq, and for the development of groups within that chaos. The translation by Jonathan Wright is first-rate.' * Times Literary Supplement * `Helped by Jon