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010      2021008274 
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100 1  Majdalani, Charif,|d1960-|eauthor. 
240 10 Beyrouth 2020.|lEnglish 
245 10 Beirut 2020 :|bdiary of the collapse /|cCharif Majdalani ;
       translated from the French by Ruth Diver. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOther Press,|c[2021] 
300    xiv, 168 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Originally published in French as Beyrouth 2020: Journal 
       d'un effondrement in 2020 by Actes Sud, Arles, France--
       Title page verso. 
520    "Told in elegant, evocative prose, a devastating and 
       necessary testament to the August explosion that 
       thoughtfully examines the crises that preceded it and its 
       aftermath. At the start of the summer of 2020, in a 
       Lebanon ruined by economic crisis and political corruption,
       in an exhausted Beirut still rising up for true democracy 
       while the world was paralyzed by the coronavirus, Charif 
       Majdalani set about writing a journal. He intended to bear
       witness to this terrible, confusing time, and perhaps 
       endure it by putting it into words. Using small, everyday 
       interactions-with fellow restaurant patrons, repairmen, 
       the father of his wife's patient, a young Syrian refugee-
       as openings to address larger systemic problems, he 
       explains how events in Lebanon's recent history led to 
       this point. Then, on August 4, the explosion of 2,750 tons
       of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut devastated the 
       city and the country. Majdalani's chronicle suddenly 
       became a record of the catastrophe, which left more than 
       two hundred dead and thousands injured, and the massive 
       public outcry that followed. In the midst of the senseless
       chaos and grief, however, he continues to find cause for 
       hope in the kindness and resilience of those determined to
       stay and rebuild"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Majdalani, Charif,|d1960-|vDiaries. 
648  7 2000-2099|2fast 
650  0 Authors, Lebanese|y21st century|vDiaries. 
650  0 Industrial accidents|zLebanon|zBeirut|xHistory|y21st 
650  7 Authors, Lebanese.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01737208 
650  7 Industrial accidents.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00970769 
651  0 Lebanon|xHistory|y21st century. 
651  7 Lebanon.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01206063 
651  7 Lebanon|zBeirut.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01225260 
655  7 Diaries.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423794 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
700 1  Diver, Ruth,|etranslator. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aMajdalani, Charif, 1960-|sBeyrouth 
       2020. English.|tBeirut 2020.|dNew York : Other Press, 
       [2021]|z1635421799|w(DLC)  2021008275|w(OCoLC)1243020974 
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