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् Free Paperback @Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel य़ E-Pub Author Ahmed Saadawi ঞ ् Free Paperback @Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel य़ E-Pub Author Ahmed Saadawi ঞ In the 200 years since Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, her monster has turned up in countless variationsbut few of them have been as wild or politically pointed as the monster in Ahmed Saadawis Frankenstein in Baghdad. Gregory Cowles, The New York TimesIntense and surreal Assured and hallucinatory funny and horrifying in a near perfect admixture .Saadawiblends the unearthly, the horrific and the mundane to terrific effect Theres a freshness to both his voice and vision What happened in Iraq was a spiritual disaster, and this brave and ingenious novel takes that idea and uncorks all its possible meanings Dwight Garner, The New York TimesPowerful Surreal Darkly humorous Cleverly conscripts a macabre character from a venerable literary workin the service of a modern day cautionary fable An excellent English translation Chicago TribuneA remarkable achievement, and one that, regrettably, is unlikely ever to lose its urgent relevancy Surreal, visceral and mordant An acute portrait of Middle Eastern sectarianism and geopolitical ineptitude, an absurdist morality fable, and a horror fantasy Strange, violent, and wickedly funny Sarah Perry, The GuardianCome for the fascinating plot stay for the dark humor and devastating view of humanity The Washington PostFascinating Strikes a feverish balance between fantasy and hard realism The fabric of the citys neighborhoods couldnt be sharply etched Saadawi delivers a vision of his war mangled city thats hard to forget The Seattle TimesThe Frankenstein conceit proves surprisingly apt Saadawis novel is than an extended metaphor for the interminable carnage in Iraq and the precarious nature of its body politic It also intimately depicts the lives of those affected by the conflict and offer s a glimpse into the day to day experiences of a society fractured by bloodshed The EconomistWhat do you get if you cross the spiritualism of Lincoln in the Bardowith the sci fi cum action movie oomph of The Terminator Possibly something resembling Frankenstein in Baghdad Its as much of a crossbreed as its ghoulish heropart thriller, part horror, part social commentary Saadawi captures the atmosphere of war torn Baghdad with the swiftest of penstrokes, and picks out details that make the reader feel, and even taste, the aftermath of the explosions that pepper the book Financial TimesHallucinatory and hilarious Surprising,even jolting .Saadawis satirical bite means that any jokes come garlanded with darkness Laughter often catches in the throat Jonathan Wrights elegant and witty translation reaches for and attains bracing pathos This remarkable book is funny and disturbing in equal measure The Observer London Darkly delightful A lively portrait of a teeming, cosmopolitan Baghdad The humor is sometimes laugh out loud Jonathan Wrights superb translation conveys the novels contemporary, urban edge as well as its light and witty style The novel moves as much as it entertains New Statesman Ingenious Hugely engaging and richly satisfying Tells a vital story in a masterful way One of those rare novels that manages to juggle literary ambition, political and social metaphor, and pure page turning readability The NationalPowerful Saadawi and his fellow Iraqi writers depict Baghdad as a space where the absurd is not a function of Islam or the backward Arab mind but rather the product of the United Statess imperialist encroachment Los Angeles Review of BooksA haunting allegory of mans savagery against man and one of the most essential books to come out of the Iraq War, or any war Elliot Ackerman, National Book Award finalist for Dark at the Crossing Frankenstein in Baghdadis a quietly ferocious thing, a dark, imaginative dissection of the cyclical absurdity of violence From the terrible aftermath of one of the most destructive, unnecessary wars in modern history, Ahmed Saadawi has crafted a novel that will be remembered Omar El Akkad, author of American WarThis gripping, darkly humorous fable of post invasion Baghdad is a profound exploration of the terrible logic of violence and vengeance Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for RedeploymentAn extraordinary piece of work With uncompromising focus, Ahmed Saadawi takes you right to the wounded heart of wars absurd and tragic wreckage It is a devastating but essential read, one that I am sure I will return to again and again Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds Frankenstein in Baghdadcourageously confronts the bizarre events set in motion by the violence after the American occupation of Iraq Its a painful and powerful story that goes beyond the limits of reality, in an attempt to reach the essence of the cruelty of war Saadawis lively style is reminiscent of horror movies and detective stories, with touches of black comedy Hassan Blasim, author of The Corpse ExhibitionHorrifically funny and allegorically resonant, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures very well the mood of macabre violence that gripped Baghdad in 2005 Brian Van Reet, author of SpoilsWeaving as seamlessly from parable to realism as a needle weaves a tapestry, Frankenstein in Baghdad perfectly captures the absurdity, mayhem, and tragedy of war Mahmoud the hapless journalist, Hadi the unwitting Dr Frankenstein, and Elishva the mother are all profoundly human and appealing, our guides to a rare glimpse of the human beings on the receiving ends of our wars Funny, bizarre, and captivating, this is a must read for all Americans who are curious to see the war at last from an Iraqi point of view Helen Benedict, author of Wolf Season and Sand QueenAhmed Saadawi has divined a dark, rapturous metaphor within the landscape of post 9 11 Iraq and, channeling Gabriel Garca Mrquez, has written a love song to the humanity that endures even amid the ruins of war Lea Carpenter, author of Eleven DaysA remarkable book from the heart of terror, where violence dissolves the divide between reality and unreality.Thomas McGuane, author of Crow Fair and CloudburstsA haunting allegory for sectarian violence Alexandra Alter, The New York Times Matter of factly, Saadawi sets out a realityBaghdad in 2005so gothic in its details that, when the novel makes a turn to the supernatural, it barely shocks The New Yorker Expertly told A significant addition to contemporary Arabic fiction Judges citation, International Prize for Arabic FictionThis haunting novel brazenly confronts the violence visited upon Iraq by those who did not call it home A startling way to teach an old lesson an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind Kirkus ReviewsAharrowing and affecting look at the day to day life of war torn Iraq Publishers WeeklyHighly recommended An incisive look at local life in Baghdad in 2005 The multiple narratives intersect to form a complex whole Library JournalCaptures the chaos, absurdity, and inhumanity of the recent Iraq War, leaving readers, like the characters, stunned Lit HubThere is no shortage of wonderful, literate Frankenstein reimaginings but few so viscerally mine Shelleys story for its metaphoric riches In graceful, economical prose, Saadawi places us in a city of ghosts, where missing people return all the time, justice is fleeting, and even good intentions rot A haunting and startling mix of horror, mystery, and tragedy Booklist, starred reviewAs with any great literary work, this novel doesnt just tell a story Rather, it unfolds across multiple dimensions, each layer peeling back to reveal something new Exquisitely translated by Jonathan Wright, this novel breaks through the superficial news stories and helps us see clearly what the American invasion has wrought, how violence begets violence, and how tenuous is the line between innocence and guilt Brilliant and horrifying, Frankenstein in Baghdad is essential reading World Literature TodayA poignant and painful portrayal of a country whose ghosts have yet to be exorcised Literary ReviewAhmed Saadawi is an Iraqi novelist, poet, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker He is the first Iraqi to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction he won in 2014 for Frankenstein in Baghdad, which also won Frances Grand Prize for Fantasy In 2010 he was selected for Beirut39, as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 39 He was born in 1973 in Baghdad, where he still lives. Frankenstein Wikipedia Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, young scientist who creates hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment started writing when she was , and first edition published anonymously London on January s monster monster, often erroneously referred to as fictional character appeared PrometheusShelley title thus compares creator, mythological Prometheus, fashioned humans out clay gave them fire Baghdad Clock Shahad Al SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE ARABIC FICTION For fans Kite Runner comes this remarkable debut, number one bestselling Iraq, Dubai UAE Baghdad, In midst Gulf War, Iraqi girl huddles with her neighbours Helena Bonham Carter Biografia nata Golders Green, un quartiere di Londra, il maggio del Il padre, Raymond Carter, banchiere inglese, figlio politico liberale Sir Maurice e della scrittrice Violet sua volta figlia primo ministro Herbert Henry Asquith, mentre la madre, Elena Propper de Callejn, una psicoterapeuta diplomatico Encyclopedia FAM TYPE MOON Wiki FANDOM powered Wikia Alma Petresia Person name A Christian sister works at church under authority Holy Church Trifas She completely unrelated Executors or Assembly Eighth Sacrament, merely ordered, now, watch over situation town Banipal UK Magazine Arab Literature Issue index global index Banipal compiled alphabetically according contributor family name, entries for issue being added after it Stolen Bicycle Ming Yi Award winning novelist Wu Yi also artist, designer, photographer, literary professor, butterfly scholar, environmental activist, traveller blogger, widely considered leading writer his generation native Taiwan RUR Rossum Universal Robots Karel Capek, David This Czech play source word robot from translation As I see machines designed make man work unnecessary, Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel

 

    • Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
    • 3.1
    • 241
    • Paperback
    • 287 pages
    • B01HCGYY7E
    • Ahmed Saadawi
    • English
    • 22 May 2017

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