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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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Author
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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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Daoud, Kamel
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.3.D365
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cullen, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Camus, Albert
  • Arabs
  • Algeria
Label
The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
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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
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590517529
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC9E944C-6150-415B-B6FD-EF6695838B40
System control number
  • 2043939
  • (OCoLC)908931879
  • (OCoLC)ocn908931879
  • 2043939
Label
The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
Link
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
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590517529
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC9E944C-6150-415B-B6FD-EF6695838B40
System control number
  • 2043939
  • (OCoLC)908931879
  • (OCoLC)ocn908931879
  • 2043939

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