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This Blinding Absence of Light

Tahar Ben Jelloun

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ISBN 10: 1565847237 / ISBN 13: 9781565847231
Editorial: The New Press, New York, 2002
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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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

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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

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An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France and winner of the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the 1994 Prix Mahgreb. Ben Jelloun crafts a horrific real-life narrative into fiction to tell the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies under the most harrowing conditions. Not until September 1991, under international pressure, was Hassan’s regime forced to open these desert hellholes. A handful of survivors—living cadavers who had shrunk by over a foot in height—emerged from the six-by-three-foot cells in which they had been held underground for decades.

Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun eschewed the traditional novel format and wrote a book in the simplest of language, reaching always for the most basic of words, the most correct descriptions. The result is a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will.


About the Author:

Winner of the 1994 Prix Maghreb, Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1961. A novelist, essayist, critic, and poet, he is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Répubblica, El País, and Panorama. His novels include The Sacred Night, which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987, and Corruption (The New Press).

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