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The Meursault investigation: A Novel

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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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subject_facetAlgeria -- Fiction
Arabs -- Fiction
Camus, Albert, -- 1913-1960. -- √Čtranger -- Fiction
FICTION / Literary
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Middle Eastern
Political fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayThe Meursault investigation
title_fullThe Meursault Investigation A Novel
The Meursault investigation / Kamel Daoud ; translated by John Cullen
title_shortThe Meursault investigation
title_subA Novel
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Camus, Albert
Classic Literature
FICTION / Literary
Fiction
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Middle Eastern
Literature