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The Resource The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen

The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen

Label
The Meursault investigation
Title
The Meursault investigation
Statement of responsibility
Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
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Contributor
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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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Summary
Harun, the brother of "the Arab" killed by Meursault in Albert Camus' "The Stranger," details the events that led to his brother's murder on an Algerian beach.
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430645
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daoud, Kamel
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.3.D365
LC item number
M4813 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cullen, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Camus, Albert
  • Arabs
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Middle Eastern
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Algeria
Target audience
adult
Label
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as Meursault, contre-enquête by Éditions Barzakh in Algeria in 2013, and by Actes Sud in France in 2014" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
904036613
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781590517512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as Meursault, contre-enquête by Éditions Barzakh in Algeria in 2013, and by Actes Sud in France in 2014" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
904036613
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781590517512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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