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The Resource I stared at the night of the city, Bakhtiyar Ali ; translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman

I stared at the night of the city, Bakhtiyar Ali ; translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman

Label
I stared at the night of the city
Title
I stared at the night of the city
Statement of responsibility
Bakhtiyar Ali ; translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman
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Language
  • eng
  • kur
  • eng
Summary
Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats, and the "Barons" who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish cultural life.Defying the absolute power wielded by the Barons, a band of friends led by an enigmatic poet embark on an odyssey to find the bodies of two lovers killed unjustly by the authorities. The Barons respond by attempting to crush these would-be avengers but their real war is waged against the imagination itself, a prized, elusive commodity to which intellectuals, merchants, political elites, and humble workers all seek access in one way or another. "I Stared at the Night of the City "is a tale of extraordinary people travelling great distances, in their minds or with their feet. It is a lyrical interpretation of contemporary Kurdistan, so much in the news, but so little understood
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Awards note
Winner, English PEN award.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Alî, Bakhtiyar
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Kurdish
Literary form
novels
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Abdulrahman, Kareem
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Kurdistān (Iraq)
Label
I stared at the night of the city, Bakhtiyar Ali ; translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Ẍezelnus u baẍekanî xeyał
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060007390
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 545 pages
Isbn
9781859641286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553831
Label
I stared at the night of the city, Bakhtiyar Ali ; translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman
Publication
Note
Translation of: Ẍezelnus u baẍekanî xeyał
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060007390
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 545 pages
Isbn
9781859641286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553831

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