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The Resource The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen, (overdrive ebook)

The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen, (overdrive ebook)

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The Meursault Investigation
Title
The Meursault Investigation
Statement of responsibility
Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
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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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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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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10430645
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N$T
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
Label
The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen, (overdrive ebook)
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"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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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn908931879
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781780748405
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)908931879
Label
The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen, (overdrive ebook)
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.
Control code
ocn908931879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780748405
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ec9e944c-6150-415b-b6fd-ef6695838b40
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908931879

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