Knowledge of hell

Book Cover
Average Rating
Dalkey Archive Press,
Pub. Date:
Like his creator, the narrator of this novel is a psychiatrist who loathes psychiatry, a veteran of the despised 1970s colonial war waged by Portugal against Angola, a survivor of a failed marriage, and a man seeking meaning in an uncaring and venal society. The reader joins that narrator on a journey, both real and phantasmagorical, from his Algarve vacation back to Lisbon and the mental-hospital job he hates. In the course of one long day and evening, he carries on an imaginary conversation with his daughter Joanna, observes with surreal vision the bleak countryside of his nation, recalls the horrors of his involuntary role in the suppression of Angolan independence, and curses the charlatanism of contemporary psychiatric “advances” that destroy rather than heal.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 14cfce89-acc1-c661-61c8-0d149b851fef
full_title knowledge of hell
author antunes antónio lobo
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-09-26 04:59:31AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Landers, Clifford E.
author Antunes, António Lobo, 1942-
author2-role Landers, Clifford E.
author_display Antunes, António Lobo
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 14cfce89-acc1-c661-61c8-0d149b851fef
isbn 9781564784360
item_details ils:.b13065464|.i13365368|Central Adult Fiction|F ANTUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 20, 2017|caf||
itype_arlington Paperback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F ANTUN
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781564784360
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b13065464|Book|Books||English|Dalkey Archive Press,|2008.|298 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13065464|.i13365368|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
title_display Knowledge of hell
title_full Knowledge of hell / Antonio Lobo Antunes ; translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
title_short Knowledge of hell