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The Resource Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage

Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage

Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel
Title
Beirut Hellfire Society
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rawi Hage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hage, Rawi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Lebanon
  • Secret societies
Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage
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Publication
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After his undertaker father’s death, laconic, Greek mythology– reading Pavlov is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society— an antireligious sect that, among many rebellious and often salacious activities, arranges secret burial for outcasts who have been denied last rites because of their religion or sexuality. Pavlov agrees to take up his father’s work for the society, and over the course of the novel acts as survivor- chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. In Beirut Hellfire Society, award- winning author Rawi Hage— praised for his “fierce poetic originality” (Boston Globe) and “uncompromising vision” (Colm Tóibín)— asks: What, after all, can be preserved in the face of certain change and imminent death? The answer is at once propulsive, elegiac, outrageous, profane, and transcendent— and a profoundly moving meditation on what it means to live through war
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781324002918
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018056753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage
Publication
Copyright
Note
After his undertaker father’s death, laconic, Greek mythology– reading Pavlov is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society— an antireligious sect that, among many rebellious and often salacious activities, arranges secret burial for outcasts who have been denied last rites because of their religion or sexuality. Pavlov agrees to take up his father’s work for the society, and over the course of the novel acts as survivor- chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. In Beirut Hellfire Society, award- winning author Rawi Hage— praised for his “fierce poetic originality” (Boston Globe) and “uncompromising vision” (Colm Tóibín)— asks: What, after all, can be preserved in the face of certain change and imminent death? The answer is at once propulsive, elegiac, outrageous, profane, and transcendent— and a profoundly moving meditation on what it means to live through war
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781324002918
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018056753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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