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Discontent and its civilizations : dispatches from lahore, new york, and london.

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Riverhead Books, 2016.
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"In Discontent and Its Civilizations, Hamid traces the fracture lines generated by a decade and a half of seismic change, from the "war on terror" to the struggles of individuals to maintain humanity in the rigid face of ideology, or the indifferent face of globalization. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohsin Hamid
ISBN: 1594634033 9781594634031
OCLC Number: 982317030
Contents: Introduction: my foreign correspondence --
Life --
1. Once upon a life --
2. International Relations --
3. Down the Tube --
4. Avatar in Lahore --
Art --
5. Periera transforms --
6. Rereading --
7. Are we too concerned that characters be "likeable"? --
Politics --
8. The usual ally --
9. A Beginning --
10. Discontent and its civilizations --
11. Why they get Pakistan wrong --
12. Nationalism should retire at sixty-five --
13. Why drones don't help --
14. Islam is not a monolith

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"In Discontent and Its Civilizations, Hamid traces the fracture lines generated by a decade and a half of seismic change, from the "war on terror" to the struggles of individuals to maintain humanity in the rigid face of ideology, or the indifferent face of globalization. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the alarmist headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East and helps to bring a dazzling diverse world within emotional and intellectual reach." -- Publisher's website.

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