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The Resource The happy marriage : a novel, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by André Naffis-Sahely

The happy marriage : a novel, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by André Naffis-Sahely

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The happy marriage : a novel
Title
The happy marriage
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by André Naffis-Sahely
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
""Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion."--The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple--first from the husband's point of view, then from the wife's--just as legal reforms are about to change women's rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within his illness and desperate to break free of a deeply destructive relationship, he finds escape in writing a secret book about his hellish marriage. When his wife finds it, she responds point by point with her own version of the facts, offering her own striking and incisive reinterpretation of their story. Who is right and who is wrong? A thorny issue in a society where marriage remains a sacrosanct institution, but where there's also a growing awareness of women's rights. And in their absorbing struggle, both sides of this modern marriage find out they may not be so enlightened after all"--
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Follows both sides of a modern Moroccan marriage, as a Casablanca artist's sudden illness marks the beginning of a rift in his marriage that leaves both parties trying to present their versions of their story
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10468661
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DLC
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1944-
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Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Naffis-Sahely, André
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True
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  • Marriage
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
Label
The happy marriage : a novel, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by André Naffis-Sahely
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907446946
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781612194653
Lccn
2015041338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025685964
System control number
(OCoLC)907446946
Label
The happy marriage : a novel, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by André Naffis-Sahely
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
ocn907446946
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781612194653
Lccn
2015041338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025685964
System control number
(OCoLC)907446946

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