THE GAME OF FORGETTING by Mohamed Berrada

THE GAME OF FORGETTING

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The Game of Forgetting ($10.95 paperback original; June 1996; 150 pp.; 0-292-70845-9). Subtitled ``A Novelistic Text,'' this densely layered portrait of family life in 1950s Morocco employs multiple narrators, alternative beginnings, and other self-reflexive and postmodernist techniques to depict its protagonist, the young intellectual Hadi, very specifically as a product of his unstable culture and in his conflicted relations with the members of his large extended family--all of whom are viewed as having contributed crucially to the formation of what might be called his polyglot personality. Both as theory and as story, a wise, humane, and deeply involving work.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-292-70845-9
Page count: 150pp
Publisher: Univ. of Texas
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1996




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