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The Meursault investigation
The Meursault investigation
Daoud, Kamel2015
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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.
Main title:
The Meursault investigation / Kamel Daoud ; translated from the French by John Cullen.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London Oneworld, 2015.©2014.
Collation:
143 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
"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.Translated from the French.
Awards:
Winner English PEN Award. Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt.
ISBN:
9781780748399
Dewey class:
843.92
Language:
EnglishFrench
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionDAOUAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionDAOU- (Set: 12 May 2020)
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Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionDAOUUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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