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Beirut Hellfire Society

E poetic originality” Boston Globe and “uncompromising vision” Colm Tóibín asks What after all can be preserved in the face of certain change and imminent death The answer is at once propulsive elegiac outrageous profane and transcendent and a profoundly moving meditation on what it means to live through war The description of this book seemed so promising it s a story about the son of an undertaker who after his father s death is approached by the mysterious Hellfire Society an anti religious sect that arranges burials for those who have been denied them I was immediately intrigued and the first few chapters drew me in but then the book lost me completely I have no idea what I just finished reading Several years ago I read Hage s novel Cockroach for an English assignment I spent days working to understand it and I ended up uite enjoying it But I just don t have the time or energy to do that with this book It s a bit too bizarre and abstract for me to understand on the surface level and it

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After his undertaker father’s death laconic Greek mythology– reading Pavlov is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society an antireligious sect that among many rebellious and often salacious activities arranges secret burial for outcasts who have been denied last rites because of their religion or Ahhh Rawi Hage He s just on another level This surpasses Cockroach as my favourite of his books caveat I ve never read Deniro s Game I loved the endless ways he created to approach death violence family sex hate dance in this book I like my books dark and my themes intricately explored and this is that And as dark as it is there is joy and insight too Rawi creates characters that you love and hate simultaneously characters you feel you know intimately one moment and yet are violently surprised by the next Complexity that both mirrors real life and transcends it Don t miss this if you re a fan of Rawi don t miss it if you ve never read him either

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Sexuality Pavlov agrees to take up his father’s work for the society and over the course of the novel acts as survivor chronicler of his torn and fading community bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable declineIn Beirut Hellfire Society award winning author Rawi Hage praised for his “fierc I wanted so much from this bookIf you like needlessly explicit descriptions of eye rolling male fantasies a main character who does nothing and yet muses on about the world because he read a bit of philosophy years ago I feel like we all have someone like this in our life and a plot that goes no where well have I got a book for you


About the Author: Rawi Hage

Rawi Hage is a Lebanese Canadian writer and photographerBorn in Beirut Hage grew up in Lebanon and Cyprus He moved to New York City in 1982 and after studying at the New York Institute of Photography relocated to Montreal in 1991 where he studied arts at Dawson College and Concordia University He subseuently began exhibiting as a photographer and has had works acuired by the Canadian Mus



10 thoughts on “Beirut Hellfire Society

  1. says:

    A book about the randomn

  2. says:

    Ahhh Rawi Hage He's just on another level This surpasses Cockroach as my favourite of his books caveat I've never read Deni

  3. says:

    I am ambivalent about this book I thought the writing was great and the individual episodes describing the complex

  4. says:

    Now the man told his son you're sixteen – old enough to become a member of the Society The Hellfire Society the

  5. says:

    I was a big fan of Hage's DeNiro's Game and had high hopes for his new release While conceptually it was super intriguing Hage doesn't execute it as well as I had hoped Following Pavlov a son of a dead undertaker who serviced the marginalized homosexuals atheists sexual deviants who were unable to receive proper burials in the midst of civil war Lebanon we are introduced to various characters whose lifestyles preclude them from

  6. says:

    I wanted so much from this bookIf you like needlessly explicit descriptions of eye rolling male fantasies a main character who does nothing and yet muses on about the world because he read a bit of philosophy years ago I f

  7. says:

    The description of this book seemed so promising – it’s a story about the son of an undertaker who after his father’s death is approached by the mysterious Hellfire Society an anti religious sect that arranges burials for those who have been denied them I was immediately intrigued and the first few chapters drew me in but then the book lost me completely I have no idea what I just finished reading Seve

  8. says:

    Taking place in the midst of the Lebanese civil war in the late ’70s Beirut Hellfire Society follows Pavlov t

  9. says:

    This review originally appeared in BookBrowse JournalIn Beirut Hellfire Society Rawi Hage creates a dance that is savage devastating tender mour

  10. says:

    For those who understand the civil war in Lebanon Rawi Hage's latest novel Beirut Hellfire Society brings very special meaning Its hero Pavlov is the antithesis of the sectarianism that destroyed one of the most

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