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This Blinding Absence Of Light (signed copy)

£34.99

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This hardback 2002 first edition, first printing is signed by the author on the title page. It is in a fair, used condition overall. The dustjacket is unpriceclipped but there is some turning and creasing to the edges and some minor scratches. There are also the remains of a label. The black cloth boards are gilt stamped on the spine and there are some scuffs, front and back. This is some spotting along the top edge of the page block.

"In this deeply moving novel," says L'Express, "Tahar Ben Jelloun has chosen imagination as the response to inhumanity - the art of writing as the ultimate liberation." He tells the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies. Not until September 1991, under international pressure, was Hassan's regime forced to open these desert hellholes. A handful of survivors - living cadavers who had shrunk by over a foot in height - emerged from the six-by-three-foot cells in which they had been held underground for decades. Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun eschewed the traditional novel format and wrote a book in the simplest of language, reaching always for the most basic of words, the most correct descriptions. The result is "a great novel," according to Le Monde, and what Les Echos calls "a book of universal import, addressing all the horrors, past and doubtless future, that man has inflicted on his fellow men."

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Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
Tahar Ben Jelloun (author), Linda Coverdale (translator)
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
22x14x2.5cm
Edition:
2002 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1565847237
ISBN-13:
9781565847231
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
New Press
Title:
This Blinding Absence Of Light (signed copy)

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This hardback 2002 first edition, first printing is signed by the author on the title page. It is in a fair, used condition overall. The dustjacket is unpriceclipped but there is some turning and creasing to the edges and some minor scratches. There are also the remains of a label. The black cloth boards are gilt stamped on the spine and there are some scuffs, front and back. This is some spotting along the top edge of the page block.

"In this deeply moving novel," says L'Express, "Tahar Ben Jelloun has chosen imagination as the response to inhumanity - the art of writing as the ultimate liberation." He tells the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies. Not until September 1991, under international pressure, was Hassan's regime forced to open these desert hellholes. A handful of survivors - living cadavers who had shrunk by over a foot in height - emerged from the six-by-three-foot cells in which they had been held underground for decades. Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun eschewed the traditional novel format and wrote a book in the simplest of language, reaching always for the most basic of words, the most correct descriptions. The result is "a great novel," according to Le Monde, and what Les Echos calls "a book of universal import, addressing all the horrors, past and doubtless future, that man has inflicted on his fellow men."

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
Tahar Ben Jelloun (author), Linda Coverdale (translator)
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
22x14x2.5cm
Edition:
2002 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1565847237
ISBN-13:
9781565847231
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
New Press
Title:
This Blinding Absence Of Light (signed copy)

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