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The Resource The corpse washer, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by the author

The corpse washer, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by the author

Label
The corpse washer
Title
The corpse washer
Statement of responsibility
Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"If death is a postman then I am one of those who receive his letters every day. I am the one who takes them out carefully from their bloodied and torn envelopes. I am the one who washes them, who removes the stamps of death and dries and perfumes them, mumbling what I don't really believe in. Then I wrap them carefully in white so they may reach their last reader: the grave," writes Jawad, the narrator and protagonist of The Corpse Washer. Born to traditional Shi'ite family of corpse washers and shrouders in Baghdad, Jawad decides to abandon the family tradition, choosing instead to become a sculptor, to celebrate life rather than tend to death. But the 2003 invasion and military occupation unleash sectarian violence and Jawad returns to the inevitable washing and shrouding.--[book cover]
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antoon, Sinan
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7914.N88
LC item number
W3413 2013eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
A Margellos world republic of letters book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roman
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
Label
The corpse washer, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by the author
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2010 in Arabic as Waḥdahā shajarat al-rummān by al-Muʼassasah al-ʻArabīyah lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr, Beirut, Lebanon"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300195057
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
800CAFDA-94A2-4D90-B785-E13F5BB8243D
System control number
  • 1996792
  • (OCoLC)880959886
  • (OCoLC)ocn880959886
  • 1996792
Label
The corpse washer, Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by the author
Link
Publication
Note
"First published in 2010 in Arabic as Waḥdahā shajarat al-rummān by al-Muʼassasah al-ʻArabīyah lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr, Beirut, Lebanon"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300195057
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
800CAFDA-94A2-4D90-B785-E13F5BB8243D
System control number
  • 1996792
  • (OCoLC)880959886
  • (OCoLC)ocn880959886
  • 1996792

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