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The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories of War and Revolution from the Middle East and Beyond

The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories of War and Revolution from the Middle East and Beyond

Sándor Jászberényi

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Fiction, Short Stories

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385288708 | 208 pages | September 2015)

Summary

‘I don’t regret anything, really. I never wanted to live a sensible life. . . I didn’t want a sensible death either.’

War-torn Africa, a Middle East in crisis and post-Soviet Eastern Europe form the backdrop to the stories told in The Devil Is a Black Dog—stories based on the extraordinary experiences of acclaimed photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi. From Cairo to the Gaza Strip, from Benghazi to Budapest, his characters contemplate the meaning of home, love, family and friendship in the face of brutality.

Immersed in the societies he reports on and heedless in the face of war and revolution, Jászberényi observes mothers, martyrs, soldiers, and lovers who must confront the extremes of contemporary experience. In spare, evocative prose, he combines fact and fiction to create a profoundly true portrait of the humanity behind the headlines.

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Reviews

‘Impressive. . .standout tales. . .demonstrate the range of Jászberényi’s storytelling talents.’ — Publisher’s Weekly

'Fiercely precise, tight and violent—Jászberényi's book is beautifully constructed, tough and exciting prose.'
—György Dragomán, author of The White King

'Jaszberenyi not just writes, but tells. Let me be a bit pathetic instead of him: he shows his heart. He would never call that particular organ a heart, that would be way too sentimental for him; instead he says: look at this fistful of bloody meat — that's me.'
Népszabadság


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About the author

Sándor Jászberényi

Sándor Jászberényi (pronounced shahn-door yahs-beh-ray-nyee) is a writer and has worked as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and Africa for leading Hungarian newspapers. He has contributed reporting to The New York Times and the Egypt Independent. He has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the Gaza War, the Darfur crisis, and the […]

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