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The Meursault investigation
(Book)

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Contributors:
Cullen, John, 1942- translator.
Published:
New York : Random House Inc, 2015., Other Press, 2015.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
143 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (D)
Description

"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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781590517512 (trade pbk.) :, 1590517512

Notes

General 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.
Description
"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."--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Daoud, K., & Cullen, J. (2015). The Meursault investigation. New York: Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel and John Cullen. 2015. The Meursault Investigation. New York: Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel and John Cullen, The Meursault Investigation. New York: Random House Inc, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Daoud, Kamel., and John Cullen. The Meursault Investigation. New York: Random House Inc, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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