Zabor, or the psalms

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Ramadan, Emma, translator.
New York : Other Press, [2021].
9781635420142, 1635420148
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372 pages ; 21 cm


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New York : Other Press, [2021].
9781635420142, 1635420148


General Note
"Originally published in French as Zabor ou les psaumes in 2017 by Editions Barzakh in Algeria and by Actes Sud in France"--Title page verso.
"A fable, parable, and confession, the second novel from the acclaimed author of The Meursault Investigation pays homage to the essential need for fiction and to the insolent freedom afforded by an adopted language. Having lost his mother and been shunned by his father, Zabor grows up in the company of books, which afford him a new language. Ever since he can remember, he has been convinced that he has a gift: if he writes, he will stave off death; those captured in the sentences of his notebooks will live for longer. Like a kind of inverted Scheherazade saving his fellow men, he experiments night after night with the delirious power of the imagination. On this particular evening, all the progeny of his stepmother come knocking at the door: his father is going to die and perhaps only Zabor is capable of delaying the fateful moment. Sitting next to the father who has ostracized him, the son writes compulsively, retracing an existence characterized by strangeness, abandonment, and humiliation, but also by wondrous encounters with countless fictional worlds that he alone in the entire village has ever had access to"--,Provided by publisher.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Daoud, K., & Ramadan, E. (2021). Zabor, or the psalms . Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel and Emma, Ramadan. 2021. Zabor, or the Psalms. Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel and Emma, Ramadan. Zabor, or the Psalms Other Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel,, and Emma Ramadan. Zabor, or the Psalms Other Press, 2021.

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