The Resource The lost civilization of Suolucidir, Susan Daitch, (electronic resource)

The lost civilization of Suolucidir, Susan Daitch, (electronic resource)

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The lost civilization of Suolucidir
Title
The lost civilization of Suolucidir
Statement of responsibility
Susan Daitch
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Language
eng
Summary
Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology. A series of archeological expeditions unfolds through time, each one looking for the ruins of a fabled underground city-state that once flourished in a remote province near the border of present-day Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sealed off for centuries by seismic activity, Suolucidir beckons with the promise of plunder and the glory of discovery, fantasies as varied as the imaginations of her aspiring modern-day conquerors. As the tumult of the twentieth century's great wars, imperial land grabs and anti-colonial revolutions swirl across its barren, deserted landscape, the ancient city remains entombed below the surface of the earth. A succession of adventurers, speculators and unsavory characters arrive in search of their prize, be it archeological treasure, oil, or evidence of crimes and punishments. Intrigue, conspiracies, and counter-plots abound, and contemporary events interfere with each expedition, whether in the form of the Axis advance, British Petroleum, or the Revolutionary Guards. People disappear, relics are stolen, and the city closes in upon itself once more. A satiric, post-colonial adventure story of mythic proportions, The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir takes place against a background of actual events, in a part of the world with a particular historical relationship to Russia and the West. But though we are treated to visual "evidence" of its actual existence, Suolucidir remains a mystery, perhaps an invention of those who seek it, a place where history and identity are subject to revision, and the boundaries between East and West are anything but solid, reliable, or predictable
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Midwest
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Daitch, Susan
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Extinct cities
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The lost civilization of Suolucidir, Susan Daitch, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11858688
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multicolored
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MWT11858688
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11858688
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remote
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11858688
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The lost civilization of Suolucidir, Susan Daitch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11858688
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11858688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11858688
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858688
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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