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Discontent and its Civilizations - Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

Mohsin Hamid

From "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers" (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and "the war on terror." Mohsin Hamid's brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a "master critic of the modern global condition" (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A "water lily" who has called three countries on three continents his home-Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen-Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

From "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers" (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and "the war on terror." Mohsin Hamid's brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a "master critic of the modern global condition" (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A "water lily" who has called three countries on three continents his home-Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen-Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.
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From "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers" (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and "the war on terror." Mohsin Hamid's brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a "master critic of the modern global condition" (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A "water lily" who has called three countries on three continents his home-Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen-Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:34