The angel of history : a novel
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New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016].
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Book
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First edition.
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294 pages ; 22 cm.
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1610.
Language
English
ISBN
9780802125767, 080212576X

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The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives. "Rabih Alameddine is one our most daring writers-daring not in the cheap sense of lurid or racy, but as a surgeon, a philosopher, an explorer, or a dancer."-Michael Chabon"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alameddine, R. (2016). The angel of history: a novel (First edition.). Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alameddine, Rabih. 2016. The Angel of History: A Novel. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alameddine, Rabih. The Angel of History: A Novel New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alameddine, Rabih. The Angel of History: A Novel First edition., Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.

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