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The Resource Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London, Mohsin Hamid

Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London, Mohsin Hamid

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Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Title
Discontent and its civilizations
Title remainder
dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Statement of responsibility
Mohsin Hamid
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers" (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and "the war on terror." Mohsin Hamid's brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a "master critic of the modern global condition" (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A "water lily" who has called three countries on three continents his home-Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen-Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach. "--
  • "From the bestselling author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, an intimate and sharply observed commentary-in-essays on life, art, politics, and "the war on terror.""--
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The author offers essays that discuss the similarities and differences in everyday living between the three countries he was able to call home at different periods of his life: America, Pakistan and England. By the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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10395910
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DLC
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1971-
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Hamid, Mohsin
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
Target audience
adult
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dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Label
Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London, Mohsin Hamid
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1066390
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781594633652
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014027668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781594633652
  • (OCoLC)890799084
Label
Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London, Mohsin Hamid
Publication
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
1066390
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781594633652
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014027668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594633652
  • (OCoLC)890799084

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