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The Resource Muck, Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin

Muck, Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin

Label
Muck
Title
Muck
Statement of responsibility
Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin
Title variation
Mud
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In a Jerusalem both ancient and modern, where the First Temple squats over the populace like a Trump casino, where the streets are literally crawling with prophets and heathen helicopters buzz over Old Testament sovereigns, two young poets are about to have their lives turned upside down. Struggling Jeremiah is worried that he might be wasting his time trying to be a writer; the great critic Broch just beat him over the head with his own computer keyboard. Mattaniah, on the other hand, is a real up-and-comer--but he has a secret he wouldn't want anyone in the literary world to know: his late father was king of Judah. Jeremiah begins to despair, and in that despair has a vision: that Jerusalem is doomed, and that Mattaniah will not only be forced to ascend to the throne but will thereafter witness his people slaughtered and exiled. But what does it mean to tell a friend and rival that his future is bleak? What sort of grudges and biases turn true vision into false prophecy? Can the very act of speaking a prediction aloud make it come true? And, if so, does that make you a seer, or just a schmuck? -- Provided by publisher
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Summary
Two young poets living in Jerusalem have their lives disrupted when one gets beaten over the head by a renowned critic and the other is forced to keep secret the fact that his late father was king of Judah
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738538
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burshṭain, Deror
Dewey number
892.43/7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levin, Gabriel
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeremiah
  • Authors
  • Prophecy
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Magical Realism
  • FICTION / Jewish
Target audience
adult
Label
Muck, Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1020459831
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780374215835
Lccn
2018017730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020459831
Label
Muck, Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin
Publication
Copyright
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
on1020459831
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780374215835
Lccn
2018017730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020459831

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