The Resource Heads ripe for plucking, Mahmoud Al-Wardani ; translated by Hala Halim

Heads ripe for plucking, Mahmoud Al-Wardani ; translated by Hala Halim

Label
Heads ripe for plucking
Title
Heads ripe for plucking
Statement of responsibility
Mahmoud Al-Wardani ; translated by Hala Halim
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"An Arab tyrant once infamously declared, "I see heads that are ripe for plucking." In Mahmoud Al-Wardani's novel of tyranny and oppression, an impaled head seeks solace in narrating similar woes it sustained in previous incarnations. Beheadings, both literal and metaphorical - torture, murder, decapitation, brainwashing, losing one's head - are the subject of the six stories that unfold. The narrative takes us from the most archetypal beheading in Arabo-Islamic history, that of al-Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, via a crime passionel, the torture of Communists in Nasser's prisons, the meanderings of a Cairene teenager unwittingly caught in the bread riots of 1977, a body decapitated in the 1991 Gulf War, and a bloodless beheading on the eve of the new millennium, into a dystopic future where heads are periodically severed to undergo maintenance and downloading of programs."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wardānī, Maḥmūd
Index
no index present
Language note
In English translated from the Arabic
LC call number
PJ7870.A68
LC item number
A9313 2008
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Halim, Hala
Series statement
Modern Arabic literature
Label
Heads ripe for plucking, Mahmoud Al-Wardani ; translated by Hala Halim
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Arabic in 2002 as Awan al-qitaf"--Title page verso
  • "Dar el Kutub No. 4341/08"--Title page verso
  • Novel
  • Original title: Awan al-qitaf (Harvest time)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (v, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872641374
Label
Heads ripe for plucking, Mahmoud Al-Wardani ; translated by Hala Halim
Link
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Arabic in 2002 as Awan al-qitaf"--Title page verso
  • "Dar el Kutub No. 4341/08"--Title page verso
  • Novel
  • Original title: Awan al-qitaf (Harvest time)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (v, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872641374

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