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The Resource The Silence and the Roar

The Silence and the Roar

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The Silence and the Roar
Title
The Silence and the Roar
Statement of responsibility
by Nihad Sirees ; translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With The Silence and the Roar, Nihad Sirees writes a powerful, life-affirming and Kafkaesque novel about a censored writer trying to live a normal life under a Middle Eastern dictatorship, Syria. Fathi, a writer no longer permitted to write, makes his way through a city churned by parades for an unnamed dictator. It is a day stifled by heat and the noise of the chants, a day of people trampled, and of the brutality and bullying of the party faithful. But Fathi presses treacherously against the crowd, attempting just to visit his mother and his girlfriend. The Silence and the Roar (Al Samt wa Al Sakhab) is a personal, urgent, funny and aggrieved novel. It asks what it means to have a conscience, or to laugh, or to endure in a time of the violence, strangeness and roar of tyranny. It is both a true literary achievement and an act of real courage by a brilliant Syrian writer. Nihad Sirees' The Silence and the Roar (Al Samt wa Al Sakhab) is translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss and published by Pushkin Press
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Summary
With The Silence and the Roar, Nihad Sirees writes a powerful, life-affirming and Kafkaesque novel about a censored writer trying to live a normal life under a Middle Eastern dictatorship, Syria. Fathi, a writer no longer permitted to write, makes his way through a city churned by parades for an unnamed dictator. It is a day stifled by heat and the noise of the chants, a day of people trampled, and of the brutality and bullying of the party faithful. But Fathi presses treacherously against the crowd, attempting just to visit his mother and his girlfriend.
Theme
Storyline
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Writing style
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10171263
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Sirees, Nihad
  • Weiss, Max
Dewey number
892.736
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1977-
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Weiss, Max
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Silence and the Roar
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e12355f0-961a-43ad-be45-7c5ce902d62f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781908968067
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silence and the Roar
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e12355f0-961a-43ad-be45-7c5ce902d62f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781908968067
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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