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The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen

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The Meursault investigation
Title
The Meursault investigation
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Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen
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  • eng
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"This response to Camus's The Stranger is at once a love story and a political manifesto about post-colonial Algeria, Islam, and the irrelevance of Arab lives. He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name--Musa--and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach. Harun is an old man tormented by frustration. In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his anger with men desperate for a god, and on his disarray when faced with a country that has so disappointed him. A stranger among his own people, he wants to be granted, finally, the right to die. The Stranger is of course central to Daoud's novel, in which he both endorses and criticizes one of the most famous novels in the world. A worthy complement to its great predecessor, The Mersault Investigation is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice."--
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Title
The Meursault investigation
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Contributor
Summary
"A worthy complement to its great predecessor, The Meursault Investigation is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice."--
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  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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DLC
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.3.D365
LC item number
M4813 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen
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The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen
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"Originally published in French as Meursault, contre-enquete by Editions Barzakh in Algeria in 2013, and by Actes Sud in France in 2014" -- Verso title page
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ocn904036613
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781590517512
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015010736

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