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Beirut Noir (2015)
(eBook)


Published: [United States] : Akashic Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Series: Akashic noir series
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9781617753596 (electronic bk.), 1617753599 (electronic bk.),
Language:  English


From within this collection of stories, a general attitude toward Beirut emerges: the city is viewed from a position of critique, doubt, disappointment, and despair. The stories here show the vast maze of the city that can't be found in tourist brochures or nostalgic depictions of Beirut that are completely out of touch with reality. Perhaps this goes without saying in a collection of stories titled Beirut Noir. But the 'noir' label here should be viewed from multiple angles, and it takes on many different forms in the stories. No doubt this is because it is imbricated in the distinct moments that Beirut has lived through and how they are depicted in the stories. "

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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Additional Credits:
Hartman, Michelle, translator
òHumaydåan, åImåan, editor of compilation
hoopla digital

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