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The Resource The African shore : (La orilla africana), Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; Translated by Jeffrey Gray

The African shore : (La orilla africana), Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; Translated by Jeffrey Gray

Label
The African shore : (La orilla africana)
Title
The African shore
Title remainder
(La orilla africana)
Statement of responsibility
Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; Translated by Jeffrey Gray
Title variation
(La orilla africana)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Loosely interweaving the stories of Hamsa, a Moroccan shepherd preparing himself to serve as a lookout for a smuggling operation run by his uncle, and of a Colombian tourist (not named until the end), who, having lost his passport during a night of drunken debauchery, finds himself stuck in Morocco. Like that stranded traveler, who occupies most of the storyline, the narrative is content to meander, seemingly refusing action and appearing to take pleasure in passivity. The two strands of the work coalesce around an owl, impulsively purchased by the tourist and sought after by Hamsa, who believes that the bird's plucked out eyes will work as an amulet should the job his uncle promises materialize. Less a conventional novel, more an episodic exploration of ennui, superstition, and the intersection of European, Latin American, and Arab cultures
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221824
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rey Rosa, Rodrigo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gray, Jeffery
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Margellos World Republic of Letters book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colombians
  • Colombians
  • Marrakech (Morocco)
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
Label
The African shore : (La orilla africana), Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; Translated by Jeffrey Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as La Orilla Africana. F & G Editores
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
984716
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780300196108
Lccn
2013007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300196108
  • (OCoLC)829645923
Label
The African shore : (La orilla africana), Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; Translated by Jeffrey Gray
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as La Orilla Africana. F & G Editores
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
984716
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780300196108
Lccn
2013007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300196108
  • (OCoLC)829645923

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