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    This Blinding Absence of Light (Hardback) By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun, Translated by Linda Coverdale

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    DescriptionBen Jelloun crafts a horrific real-life narrative into fiction to tell the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies under the most harrowing conditions. Not until September 1991, under international pressure , was Hassan's regime forced to open these desert hellholes. A handful of survivors - livng 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 the book in the simplest of language, reaching always for the most basic of words, the most correct descriptions. The result is a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will.


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    Title
    This Blinding Absence of Light
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun, Translated by Linda Coverdale
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565847231
    ISBN 10: 1565847237
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 843
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC22: 843/.914
    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PQ3989.2.J
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ3989.2.J4 C4813 2002
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Translation
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The New Press
    Imprint name
    The New Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York