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The Resource The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution, Peter Hessler

The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution, Peter Hessler

Label
The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution
Title
The buried
Title remainder
an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hessler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these ordinary Egyptians in a time of tragedy and heartache, Hessler finds subtle and illuminating insights to understand a nation from a new perspective
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hessler, Peter
Dewey number
962.05/6
Index
index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.H56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hessler, Peter
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Egypt
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Egypt
Label
The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution, Peter Hessler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The president -- The coup -- The president
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
463 pages
Isbn
9780525559566
Lccn
2018050659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041788987
  • (OCoLC)on1041788987
  • 3500665
  • 3600201
Label
The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution, Peter Hessler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The president -- The coup -- The president
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
463 pages
Isbn
9780525559566
Lccn
2018050659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041788987
  • (OCoLC)on1041788987
  • 3500665
  • 3600201

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