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The Resource Bardo or not Bardo, by Antoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany

Bardo or not Bardo, by Antoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany

Label
Bardo or not Bardo
Title
Bardo or not Bardo
Statement of responsibility
by Antoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make their way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo. In the Bardo, souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn, helped along on their journey by the teachings of the Book of the Dead. Unfortunately, Volodine's characters bungle their chances at enlightenment, with the recently dead choosing to waste away their afterlife sleeping, or choosing to be reborn as an insignificant spider. The still-living aren't much better off, making a mess of things in their own ways, such as erroneously reciting a Tibetan cookbook to a lost comrade instead of the holy book"--
Summary
"Takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make their way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo. In the Bardo, souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn, helped along on their journey by the teachings of the Book of the Dead. Unfortunately, Volodine's characters bungle their chances at enlightenment, with the recently dead choosing to waste away their afterlife sleeping, or choosing to be reborn as an insignificant spider. The still-living aren't much better off, making a mess of things in their own ways, such as erroneously reciting a Tibetan cookbook to a lost comrade instead of the holy book"--
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10481254
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Volodine, Antoine
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Mahany, J. T.
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True
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  • Future life
  • Buddhism
  • FICTION
  • RELIGION
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Buddhism
  • Future life
Target audience
adult
Label
Bardo or not Bardo, by Antoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last stand before the bardo -- Glouchenko -- Schlumm -- The bardo of the Medusa -- Puffky -- Dadokian -- At the bardo bar
Control code
ocn920018957
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781940953335
Lccn
2015038414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018957
Label
Bardo or not Bardo, by Antoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last stand before the bardo -- Glouchenko -- Schlumm -- The bardo of the Medusa -- Puffky -- Dadokian -- At the bardo bar
Control code
ocn920018957
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781940953335
Lccn
2015038414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018957

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