Knowledge of Hell

Knowledge of Hell

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The narrator of this stark and elegantly translated novel is a psychiatrist named Antnio Lobo Antunes, returning from vacation to his loathed job at Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon. Over the course of the trip, the narrator's mind ranges over the monstrosities he encountered in the colonial wars in Angola in the 1970s and in his work; through the layering of memories, he draws parallels between the destruction of the war and the questionable care offered to the mentally ill.AntA³nio Lobo Antunes, Clifford E. Landers ... program after program the same way that ostriches swallow screws and monkey wrenches with monotonous appetite. People ... In her room the alarm clock divided time impiously into small slicesanbsp;...

Title:Knowledge of Hell
Author:António Lobo Antunes, Clifford E. Landers
Publisher:Dalkey Archive Press - 2008


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