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The Seven Veils of Seth: A Modern Arabic Novel from Libya by Ibrahim Al-Koni, William M. Hutchins - Paperback
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    General
    ISBN
    9781859642023
    Book Language
    English
    Language of the text
    English
    Category Type
    General
    ISBN
    9781859642023
    Book Language
    English
    Language of the text
    English
    Publisher
    Garnet Publishing
    Item EAN
    2724440276174
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    Author
    Ibrahim Al-Koni, William M. Hutchins
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    Paperback
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    Isan, the novel s protagonist, is either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar. A desert-wandering seer and proponent of desert life, he settles for an extended stay in a fertile oasis. If Jack Frost, the personification of the arrival of winter, were to visit a tropical rain forest, the results

    Isan, the novel s protagonist, is either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar. A desert-wandering seer and proponent of desert life, he settles for an extended stay in a fertile oasis. If Jack Frost, the personification of the arrival of winter, were to visit a tropical rain forest, the results might be similarly disastrous. Not surprisingly, since this is a novel by Ibrahim al-Koni, infanticide, uxoricide, serial adultery, betrayal, metamorphosis, murder by a proxy animal, ordinary murder, and a life-threatening chase through the desert all figure in the plot, although the novel is also an existential reflection on the purpose of human life. Ibrahim al-Koni typically layers allusions in his works as if he were an artist adding a suggestion of depth to a painting by applying extra washes. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval European thought elbow each other for room on the page. One might expect a novel called The Seven Veils of Seth to be a heavy-handed allegory. Instead, the reader is left wondering. The truth is elusive, a mirage pulsing at the horizon.

    Product Features:
    • Category: General
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Language of Text: English
    • Author(s): Ibrahim Al-Koni, William M. Hutchins
    • Publisher: Garnet Publishing
    • ISBN: 9781859642023
    • Number of Pages: 297
    • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
 

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