Paradise (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2004-11-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensioner
197 x 130 x 15 mm
Vikt
180 g
ISBN
9780747573999
Paradise (häftad)

Paradise

A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime, by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

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**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021** A BBC RADIO 4 Book at Bedtime SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 1994 'A poetic and vividly conjured book about Africa and the brooding power of the unknown' Independent on Sunday 'Lingering and exquisite' Guardian 'An obliterated world is enthrallingly retrieved' Sunday Times ____________________________ Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning. But the truth is that his 'uncle' is a rich and powerful merchant and Yusuf has been pawned to him to pay his father's debts. Paradise is a rich tapestry of myth, dreams and Biblical and Koranic tradition, the story of a young boy's coming of age against the backdrop of an Africa increasingly corrupted by colonialism and violence.
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  1. Klart läsvärd med flera parallella historier om män...
    Anders Odeldahl, 7 februari 2022

    Klart läsvärd med flera parallella historier om män och inga pojkar och livet i en kolonialstat, som känns lite främmande.

  2. Jag har läst några kapitel och den verkar intressant....
    Rune Sigvard Nilsson, 19 januari 2022

    Jag har läst några kapitel och den verkar intressant. Jag hoppas att fortsättningen är lika intressant så att jag köper fler böcker av Abdulrazak Gurnah.

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Many layered, violent, beautiful and strange ... a poetic and vividly conjured book about Africa and the brooding power of the unknown * Independent on Sunday * An aural archive of a lost Africa ... Tangling travel adventures, social documentary, political indictment and a doomed love story ... Paradise is alive with the unexpected. In it, an obliterated world is enthrallingly retrieved * Sunday Times * Gurnah evokes his world in poetic prose which is pure and lucid - a small paradise in itself ... The pleasures, sadnesses and losses in all the shining facets of this book are lingering and exquisite * Guardian * Paradise is that rare thing, a novel that is totally convincing in the vivid physical world it presents, yet transcending that world and reaching into the universal. Folk tale, travel story, drama of love and loss, by turns touching and horrifying, it is a novel to be grateful for * Barry Unsworth * A gently meandering coming-of-age tale -- Michaela Wong * Spectator, Books of the Year *

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Abdulrazak Gurnah is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the author of ten novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award), Admiring Silence, By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize) The Last Gift, Gravel Heart, and Afterlives, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021 and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. He was Professor of English at the University of Kent, and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.