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The Resource An Arab melancholia : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated from the French by Frank Stock

An Arab melancholia : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated from the French by Frank Stock

Label
An Arab melancholia : a novel
Title
An Arab melancholia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Abdellah Taïa ; translated from the French by Frank Stock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • I had to rediscover who I was. And that's why I left the apartment ... And there I was, right in the heart of the Arab world, a world that never tired of making the same mistakes over and over ... I had no more leniency when it came to the Arab world ... None for the Arabs and none for myself. I suddenly saw things with merciless lucidity ... -- An Arab Melancholia
  • Salé, near Rabat. The mid 1980s. A lower-class teenager is running after his dream to become a movie director. Running is the only way he can stand up to the violence that is his Morocco. This autobiographical novel traces the emergence of Taïa's identity as an openly gay Arab man living between cultures, creating a new world where the self is effaced by desire and love, and writing is always an act of discovery
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10106792
Cataloging source
MYG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Taïa, Abdellah
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stock, Frank
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Native agent series
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  • Gay men
  • Moroccans
  • Gay men
  • Moroccans
  • Marokko
Target audience
adult
Label
An Arab melancholia : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated from the French by Frank Stock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Paris, France : Éditions du Seuil, 2008
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
ocn781777172
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781584351115
Isbn Type
(ppaerback)
Lccn
2012374334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781777172
Label
An Arab melancholia : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated from the French by Frank Stock
Publication
Note
Originally published: Paris, France : Éditions du Seuil, 2008
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
ocn781777172
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781584351115
Isbn Type
(ppaerback)
Lccn
2012374334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781777172

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