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Hage, Rawi

Overview
Works: 29 works in 292 publications in 25 languages and 3,584 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Sagas  Literature  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.H33, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rawi Hage
De Niro's game by Rawi Hage( Book )

105 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in war-torn Beirut, Bassam and George, best friends since childhood, each confront a choice between staying in the city and consolidating power through crime, or seeking safety in exile abroad, alienated from everything they know
Cockroach by Rawi Hage( Book )

61 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set during a month in a bitter Montreal winter finds a would-be thief rescued from a suicide attempt and forced into counseling with a naïve therapist to whom he relates his childhood in a war-torn country and his troubled present life in a series of smoky émigré cafes
Carnival by Rawi Hage( Book )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly is a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic metropolis. Raised in the circus, Fly sees everything, taking in all of the city's carnivalesque beauty and ugliness as he roves through its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, his tiny apartment filled with books. His best friend is Otto, a political activist who's in and out of jails and asylums. One night Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So begins a romance that is, for Fly, a brief glimmer of light amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city. Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he picks them up and drops them off, traveling through a nightmarish town that is--we can't help but notice--a parable for our own debauched, unjust world.--From publisher description
De Niro's game by Rawi Hage( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown up on the Christian side of war-torn Beirut. Now on the verge of adulthood, they must choose their futures: to remain in the exhausted, corrupt city of their birth, or to go into exile abroad, cut off from the only existence they have known. Bassam chooses one path - obsessed with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a series of petty crimes to fund his escape to the West. Meanwhile, George amasses power in the underworld of the city, embracing a life of military service, organised crime, killing, and drugs"--Publisher's website
Cockroach by Rawi Hage( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unnamed hero--an impoverished immigrant living in Montréal--is in therapy after an attempted suicide. There he deals with insect hallucinations, sexual fantasies, and buried guilt over the death of his sister
Maṣāʼir al-ghubār : [riwāyah] by Rawi Hage( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di ni luo de you xi by Haji( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Beirut Hellfire Society is a short and brilliant return to the world Rawi Hage first imagined in his extraordinary, award-winning first novel De Niro's Game, winner of the Dublin IMPAC Award, an international bestseller, finalist for the Giller, GG, and Writers' Trust, and widely considered a Canadian classic. Since publishing De Niro's Game more than a decade ago, Hage has followed up with two award-winning and acclaimed novels set in Montreal's immigrant community: Cockroach (shortlisted for the Giller Prize), and Carnival (shortlisted for the GG and Writers' Trust Fiction prizes). Now, with The Beirut Hellfire Society, Hage makes a stunning and mature return to wartorn Beirut of the 1970s, during the Civil War. Our protagonist, Pavlov, is the twenty-something son of an undertaker and as such has watched funeral processions pass below his window throughout his childhood. When his father dies, Pavlov is summoned by his former teacher, Mr. Tarraff, and tasked with providing burials that, for a variety of reasons--because the deceased is homosexual, or an outcast, or abandoned by their family, or an atheist--must happen in secret. The society that arranges such burials is a hidden anti-religious sect called the Beirut Hellfire Society. Pavlov accepts this assignment, and over the course of the novel acts as a survivor-chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. As Hage writes: "This is my first novel in the third person. Combining tragedy and comedy, it draws together my thoughts on living through war ...I am questioning the importance of what we may seek, and what we are able to preserve--if anything--in the face of certain change and certain death." In short, this is a spectacular and timely new work from one of our major writers, and a mature, exhilarating return to some of the themes the author began to explore in his transcendent first novel, De Niro's Game."--
The little girl who was too fond of matches : a novel by Gaétan Soucy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father commits suicide, two siblings are forced into contact with the world beyond their immense estate, and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away
Dinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fiction by Nabeel Abraham( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection offers up a mix of previously published and new works, creating a literary road map to Arab American literature today. The nineteen authors represented are of Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Egyptian, and Libyan descent, some with established reputations, others new young writers. They tell tales about Muslims and Christians, recent immigrants and fully assimilated Americans, teenagers, and grandmothers, guerrillas and peaceniks, professors, housewives, grocers, bookies, those who long for their homeland, and those who refuse to speak Arabic."--Jacket
Carnival by Rawi Hage( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Carnival city, Fly is a taxi driver who roams the streets, looking for the raised hands of passengers among life's perpetual flux. From his taxi we see the world in all its carnivalesque beauty and ugliness, meeting criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, and clowns, ordinary people going to extraordinary places, and revolutionaries trying to live ordinary lives. And when the Carnival starts, all limits dissolve - and a gunshot goes off
Maṣāʼir al-ġubār by Rawi Hage( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive new novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of De Niro's Game and Cockroach, and only the second Canadian (after Alistair Macleod) to win the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. Beirut Hellfire Society is a brilliant return to the world Rawi Hage first imagined in his extraordinary, award-winning first novel De Niro's Game, winner of the Dublin IMPAC Award, an international bestseller, finalist for the Giller, Governor General's, and Writers' Trust literary prizes, and widely considered a new Canadian classic. Since publishing De Niro's Game more than a decade ago, Hage has followed up with two award-winning and acclaimed novels set in Montreal's immigrant community: Cockroach (shortlisted for the Giller Prize), and Carnival (shortlisted for the GG and Writers' Trust Fiction prizes). Now, with Beirut Hellfire Society, Hage makes a stunning and mature return to wartorn Beirut of the 1970s, during the Civil War. Beirut Hellfire Society follows Pavlov, the twenty-something son of an undertaker, who, after his father's death, is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society--an anti-religious sect that, among their many rebellious and often salacious activities, arrange secret burial for those who have been denied it because the deceased was homosexual, atheist, or otherwise outcast and abandoned by their family, church, and state. Pavlov agrees to take up his father's work for the Society, and over the course of the novel acts as survivor-chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. Combining comedy and tragedy, Beirut Hellfire Society is a brilliant, urgent meditation on what it is to live through war. It asks what, if anything, can be accomplished or preserved in the face of certain change and certain death. In short, this is a spectacular and timely new work from one of our major writers, and a mature, exhilarating return to some of the themes the author began to explore in his transcendent first novel, De Niro's Game
De Niros spill roman by Rawi Hage( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnsomsvennene Bassam og George vokser opp i borgerkrigens Beirut. Når det gjelder fremtiden har de to valg: Bli hvor de er og skaffe seg penger gjennom kriminalitet – eller dra i eksil. For Bassam, fortelleren av historien, er tanken på å komme seg vekk den mest forlokkende og han velger lysskye forretninger for å få penger til reisen. George går den andre veien og involverer seg mer og mer i den kristne militsen og Beiruts kriminelle underverden. Romanen har vunnet en rekke priser, blant annet Impac Dublin Literary Award
Cafard by Rawi Hage( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dérive montréalaise d'un immigrant iranien qui, au coeur de l'hiver, tente de se pendre à un arbre et doit entreprendre une thérapie au cours de laquelle se révèle peu à peu son passé d'homme solitaire qui s'identifie à un cafard et ne peut s'empêcher de commettre de menus larcins. Quelques descriptions de nature sexuelle, descriptions régulières de violence. 2009, c2008
<> by Rawi Hage( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parfum de poussière by Rawi Hage( )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russisk roulette i Beirut by Rawi Hage( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carnival by Rawi Hage( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the Carnival city, Fly is a taxi driver who roams the streets, looking for the raised hands of passengers among life's perpetual flux. From his taxi we see the world in all its carnivalesque beauty and ugliness, meeting criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, and clowns, ordinary people going to extraordinary places, and revolutionaries trying to live ordinary lives. And when the Carnival starts, all limits dissolve - and a gunshot goes off. 2012
 
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Ḥāǧ, Rāwī 1964-

Hage, Rawi

Hage, Rawi 1964-

Ḥājj, Rāwī

Ḥājj, Rāwī 1964-

Hejg, Ravi

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Рауи Хадж

‏الحاج، راوي‏، 1964-

حاج، راوي

راوي الحاج، 1964-

하지, 라위 1964-

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