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The Resource Roundabout of death, Faysal Khartash ; translated by Max Weiss

Roundabout of death, Faysal Khartash ; translated by Max Weiss

Label
Roundabout of death
Title
Roundabout of death
Statement of responsibility
Faysal Khartash ; translated by Max Weiss
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
The central character who observes and lives through the literal disintegration and pulverising of his beautiful native city, Aleppo, is a schoolteacher. Through his eyes, in a mixture of first and third person narration, we experience the razing of entire neighbourhoods, the apparently random dropping of barrel bombs, the bewildering variety of militias and government security forces loyal to Assad, the arbitrary cruelties and the complicated journeys that people have to make simply to cross the city. The title refers to a notorious crossing point between sections of the city held by different factions. Roundabout of Death offers powerful witness to the violence that obliterated the ancient city's rich layers of history, its neighbourhoods and medieval and Ottoman landmarks. Aleppo was home to Arabs, Armenians, Kurds, Christians and other sects. The war tore those communities apart and made their city a wasteland
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Khartash, Faysal
Dewey number
892.736
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
novels
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1977-
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Weiss, Max
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  • Teachers
  • Civil war
  • Communities
  • Survival
  • Aleppo (Syria)
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
Roundabout of death, Faysal Khartash ; translated by Max Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An Apollo book"
  • Originally published in Syria in 2017 as 'Dawwar al-mawt ma bayna Halab wa-l -Raqqa'. English translation first published in the United States in 2021 by New Vessel Press
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
000070514292
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781801107273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241730581
Label
Roundabout of death, Faysal Khartash ; translated by Max Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An Apollo book"
  • Originally published in Syria in 2017 as 'Dawwar al-mawt ma bayna Halab wa-l -Raqqa'. English translation first published in the United States in 2021 by New Vessel Press
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
000070514292
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781801107273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241730581

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