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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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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
He was the brother of 'the Arab' killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Angry at the world and his own unending solitude, he resolves to bring his brother out of obscurity by giving him a name - Musa - and a voice, and by describing the events that led to his senseless murder on a dazzling Algerian beach. 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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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.
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015.
Awards note
Winner English PEN Award. Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430645
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daoud, Kamel
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cullen, John
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True
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  • Camus, Albert
  • Arabs
  • Algeria
Target audience
adult
Label
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as Meursault, contre-enquete by Editions Barzakh in Algeria in 2013, and by Actes Sud in France in 2014"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054976639
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781780748399
System control number
(OCoLC)918901331
Label
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as Meursault, contre-enquete by Editions Barzakh in Algeria in 2013, and by Actes Sud in France in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054976639
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781780748399
System control number
(OCoLC)918901331

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