The elders in a prominent Iranian family have always consigned certain belongings to posterity in a hidden crypt underneath their city’s mosque. The House of the Mosque has ratings and reviews. Vera said: I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. I found this w. Abdolah, Kader. (Het huis van de moskee). Albanian / transl. from Dutch by n.n.. Tirana: Fan Noli, since juni Fiction, Original title: Het huis van de moskee.

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The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah

The interplay of history and fiction has been a rich source of literary masterpieces, but here fable and history are often at sixes and sevens. A sweeping, compelling story which brings to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who experienced it first-hand. Abdolah has lived in kaer Netherlands since Wonders of technology, eh? Lisa Hill on June 1, at 6: Lisa Hill on May 29, at 7: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Casey-Cardinia Library Rate this: I actually checked them out of the Minneapolis Public Library.


What a beautiful cover. Lisa Hill on May 31, at Cancel reply Enter your comment here This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To see what your friends thought of kwder book, please sign up. ,ader you know he writes in Dutch?

House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

Order by newest oldest recommendations. The House of the Mosque Dutch: The second is when a champion of Iranian history is turned for no good reason on his head: Kader Abdolah was born and grew up in a similar house in that city. Amir rated it did not like it Feb 21, I think you would like it. So glad misque hear this is a good book, Simon. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Inat the invitation of the United Nations, he arrived in the Netherlands as a political refugee. February 18, at 2: You are commenting using your WordPress.

May finish one more yet, but all caught up before kzder I have always been tempted by Vikram Seth and then scared off.


I actually found this book captivating. The trial and execution of the Shah’s prime minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, though displaced by Abdolah from the Qasr prison to the Tehran abattoir, has nothing of the horror and the cabaret of Khalkhali’s memoirs or Abbas Milani’s life of Hoveida.

Lisa Hill on May 30, at This site uses cookies. The original of this novel has sold in its hundreds of thousands uouse the Netherlands, while an Italian critic has compared Abdolah, in his mastery of an alien literary language, to Nabokov and Conrad.

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As3b rated it did not like it Feb 20, By the end of the novel their world will have been turned upside down. Janine Hill on July 8, at 9: Views Read Edit View history.