There has been some particular insight recently that has been given into the aspect of Angel of History being a heartfelt cry in particular. In more detail to this particular aspect in general concerning the Angel of History it takes place in a single day itself but it actually reads like an epic with a cast including not just Satan and Death.
- Much of The Angel of History is told in flashbacks, through Jacob’s journal entries, mostly addressed to his late partner.
- But he’s ultimately unable to fool himself, and unable to resist remembering his past, which tortures him profoundly.
- The Angel of History isn’t just a brilliant novel, it’s a heartfelt cry in the dark, a reminder that we can never forget our past, the friends and family we’ve loved and lost.
“Rabih Alameddine’s novel The Angel of History begins with a conversation between Satan and Death. The two are sitting in the home of Jacob, a poet in the midst of a mental breakdown; long after the death of his partner from AIDS, he’s begun hearing voices (again), and is currently trying to check himself into a mental hospital.”