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Título: This Blinding Absence of Light
Editorial: The New Press, New York
Año de publicación: 2002
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
This is a true American first edition / first printing, with the comp-lete numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page. A great copy of this International IMPAC Dublin Award-winning novel. An extremely powerful work of fiction set in the Morrocan concentration camps. It's told through the voices of those who were sent there by King Hassan's regime, survived and finally emerged, in 1991, with horrific mental and physical injuries. It also won the Prix Goncourt, and received fantastic reviews around the world. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001058
In this extraordinary non-fiction novel, based on a true story, Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who, in 1971, took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco. With sixty others Salim was incarcerated in a secret prison complex in the Moroccan desert: he was to remain there for nearly twenty years.
In starkly eloquent, beautiful prose, Ben Jelloun relates the prisoners' experiences as they struggle to survive. The son of a witty, feckless courtier who disowns him, Salim tells stories to keep sane - from the suras of his beloved Koran to the plot of A Streetcar Named Desire. Even in the darkest, most terrible conditions, sympathy, insight, the human quest for meaning and understanding, never desert Salim. The resulting novel is a wrenching yet exquisite celebration of the human spirit and its determination to survive.
'A masterpiece' Judges of the IMPAC award
'a sad and splendid book' New York Times Book Review
'A life-affirming work of astonishing authority' -- Independent
'Magnificent' -- Guardian
'Unforgettable … one of the great novels of incarceration and endurance' -- Independent
‘A gripping though unsettling novel . . . shocking for its lack of sentimentality’ -- Financial Times
‘A joy to read … magnificent’ -- Guardian
‘A magisterial work … one of the most beautiful, humbling and important books most of us are likely to read’ -- Irish Times
‘An unforgettable work of art … this is one of the great novels of incarceration and endurance’ -- Independent
‘One of the most beautiful, humbling and important books most of us are likely ever to read’ -- Irish Times
‘Remarkable ... belongs in the annals of prison fiction along with Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ -- Scotsman
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