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  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (95 Download)

Read and Download Kamel Daoud book The Meursault Investigation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Meursault Investigation. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 “A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker 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. In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his broken heart, 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 story, in which he both endorses and criticizes one of the most famous novels in the world. 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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  • Release Date : 2015-06-24
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (87 Download)

Read and Download Kamel Daoud book The Meursault Investigation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Meursault Investigation. This book was released on 2015-06-24 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt Winner of the Goncourt du Premier Roman Winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents Winner of the Prix François Mauriac THE NOVEL THAT HAS TAKEN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY WORLD BY STORM 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.

Download The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (Book Analysis) PDF
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (62 Download)

Read and Download Bright Summaries book The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (Book Analysis) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (Book Analysis). This book was released on 2015-12-07 with total page 31 pages. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of The Meursault Investigation with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, which is a sort of epilogue to Camus’ novel The Stranger. It raises interesting questions about the Algerian identity and the French occupation, as it focuses on the family of ‘the Arab’ killed by Meursault, and their attempts to uncover the truth behind this murder. The book has been listed by Publishers Weekly as one of the 150 best novels of the year and has been awarded the Prix Goncourt for first novels, one of the most coveted French prizes for literature. Daoud is is an Algerian writer and, while The Meursault Investigation is his only novel, he is known for his popular newspaper column. This debut novel is an interesting take on a classic piece of literature, and is a must-read for anybody who enjoyed The Stranger. Find out everything you need to know about The Stranger in a fraction of the time! This easy-to-follow reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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  • Release Date : 2015-09-26
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
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Read and Download Ray Moore, M. A. book The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud. This book was released on 2015-09-26 with total page 58 pages. Book excerpt: Gain more insight into Kamel Daoud's 2015 bestseller which offers an alternative viewpoint on the murder of an anonymous Arab by Meursault in Albert Camus' classic novel "The Stranger." An original Introduction considers the philosophical and political background, the themes, genre and the setting of the text. For each chapter there are Study Questions which aim to stimulate thought and discussion and a detailed Commentary to keep you the reader on-track.

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Read and Download Joseph Ford book Writing the Black Decade in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting the Black Decade. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 179 pages. Book excerpt: Writing the Black Decade: Conflict and Criticism in Francophone Algerian Literature examines how literature—and the way we read, classify, and critique literature—impacts our understanding of the world at a time of conflict. Using the bitterly-contested Algerian Civil War as a case study, Joseph Ford argues that, while literature is frequently understood as an illuminating and emancipatory tool, it can, in fact, restrain our understanding of the world during a time of crisis and further entrench the polarized discourses that lead to conflict in the first place. Ford demonstrates how Francophone Algerian literature, along with the cultural and academic criticism that has surrounded it, has mobilized visions of Algeria over the past thirty years that often belie the complex and multi-layered realities of power, resistance, and conflict in the region. Scholars of literature, history, Francophone studies, and international relations will find this book particularly useful.

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Read and Download Inbisat Shuja book 'The Stranger' and 'The Meursault Investigation' as examples of African Novels in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T'The Stranger' and 'The Meursault Investigation' as examples of African Novels. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 4 pages. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Literature - Africa, grade: A, , course: Introduction to African Literature, language: English, abstract: Albert Camus' novel 'The Stranger' is a colonial text in which the writer willingly ignores the Arab, the second most important character of the novel. The present research endeavors to prove that 'The Stranger' by Camus and its counter narrative 'The Meursault Investigation' by Kamel Daoud are examples of African novels. The following research therefore endeavors to analyse 'The Stranger' by Albert Camus and 'The Meursault Investigation' by Daoud as examples of African novels, from a postcolonial perspective. In order to do so, the native Arab portrayed in both the novels will be analysed. First, the voiceless Arab of 'The Stranger' will be analyzed, followed by an investigation into and analysis of the portrayal of the Arab in 'The Meursault Investigation'.

Download The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (Book Analysis) PDF
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
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Download Camus' Literary Ethics PDF
  • Release Date : 2020-01-25
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Rating : 4.0/5 (33 Download)

Read and Download Grace Whistler book Camus' Literary Ethics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCamus' Literary Ethics. This book was released on 2020-01-25 with total page 209 pages. Book excerpt: This book seeks to establish the relevance of Albert Camus’ philosophy and literature to contemporary ethics. By examining Camus’ innovative methods of approaching moral problems, Whistler demonstrates that Camus’ work has much to offer the world of ethics— Camus does philosophy differently, and the insights his methodologies offer could prove invaluable in both ethical theory and practice. Camus sees lived experience and emotion as ineliminable in ethics, and thus he chooses literary methods of communicating moral problems in an attempt to draw positively on these aspects of human morality. Using case studies of Camus’ specific literary methods, including dialogue, myth, mime and syntax, Whistler pinpoints the efficacy of each of Camus’ attempts to flesh-out moral problems, and thus shows just how much contemporary ethics could benefit from such a diversification in method.

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Read and Download Alice Kaplan book Looking for The Stranger in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLooking for The Stranger. This book was released on 2016-09-09 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book. A literary exploration that is “surely destined to become the quintessential companion to Camus’s most enduring novel” (PopMatters). The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as likely to be found in a teen’s backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar. If the twentieth century produced a novel that could be called ubiquitous, The Stranger is it. How did a young man in his twenties who had never written a novel turn out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than seventy years later? With Looking for The Stranger, Alice Kaplan tells that story. In the process, she reveals Camus’ achievement to have been even more impressive—and more unlikely—than even his most devoted readers knew. “To this new project, Kaplan brings equally honed skills as a historian, literary critic, and biographer . . . Reading The Stranger is a bracing but somewhat bloodless experience. Ms. Kaplan has hung warm flesh on its steely bones.” —The New York Times “For American readers, few French novels are better known, and few scholars are better qualified than Kaplan to reintroduce us to it . . . Kaplan tells this story with great verve and insight, all the while preserving the mystery of its creation and elusiveness of its meaning.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “The fascinating story behind Albert Camus’ coldblooded masterpiece . . . A compelling companion to a novel that has stayed strange.” —Kirkus Reviews

Download Yale French Studies, Number 135-136 PDF

Read and Download Lauren Du Graf book Yale French Studies, Number 135-136 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYale French Studies, Number 135-136. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Focused on existentialism, this issue explores current writers, thinkers, and texts affiliated with the movement In 1948, Yale French Studies devoted its inaugural issue to existentialism. This anniversary issue responds seventy years later. In recent years, new critical and theoretical approaches have reconfigured existentialism and refreshed perspectives on the philosophical, literary, and stylistic movement. This special issue restores the writers, thinkers, and texts of the movement to their subversive strength. In so doing, it illustrates existentialism's present relevance, revealing how the concerns of the past urgently bristle into our own times.

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Read and Download Abbes Maazaoui book Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMaking Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners. This book was released on 2019-04-05 with total page 188 pages. Book excerpt: Studies on foreignness have increased substantially over the last two decades in response to what has been dubbed the migration/refugee crisis. Yet, they have focused on specific areas such as regions, periods, ethnic groups, and authors. Predicated on the belief that this so-called “twenty-first century problem” is in fact as old as humanity itself, this book analyzes cases based on both long-term historical perspectives and current occurrences from around the world. Bringing together an international group of scholars from Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America, it examines a variety of examples and strategies, mostly from world literatures, ranging from Spain’s failed experience with consolidation as a nation-state-type entity during the Golden Age of Castile, to Shakespeare’s rhetorical subversion of the language of fear and hate, to Mario Rigoni Stern’s random status at the unpredictable Italian-Austrian borders, to Lawrence Durrell’s ambivalent approach to noticing the physically visible other, to the French government’s ongoing criminalization of hospitality, to Sandra Cisneros’s attempt at straddling two countries and cultures while belonging to neither one, to the illusive legal limbo of the DREAMers in the United States. We are not born foreigners; we are made. The purpose of the book is to assert, as denoted by the title, this fundamental premise, that is, the making of strangers is the result of a deliberate and purposeful act that has social, political, and linguistic implications. The ultimate expression of this phenomenon is the compulsive labeling of people along artificial categories such as race, gender, religion, birthplace, or nationality. A corollary purpose of the book is to help shed light worldwide on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the place of “the other” amid fear-mongering and unabashedly contemptuous acts and rhetoric toward immigrants, refugees and all those excluded within because of race, gender, national origin, religion and ethnicity. As illustrated by the examples examined in this book, humans have certainly evolved in many areas; dealing with the “other” might not have been one of those. It is hoped that the book encourages reflection on how the arts, and especially world literatures, can help us navigate and think through the ever-present crisis: the place of the “stranger” among us.

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Read and Download Jane Hiddleston book Writing After Postcolonialism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting After Postcolonialism. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: 'Focusing on francophone writing from North Africa as it has developed since the 1980s, Writing After Postcolonialism explores the extent to which the notion of 'postcolonialism' is still resonant for literary writers a generation or more after independence, and examines the troubled status of literature in society and politics during this period. Whilst analysing the ways in which writers from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have reacted to political unrest and social dissatisfaction, Jane Hiddleston offers a compelling reflection on literature's ability to interrogate the postcolonial nation as well as on its own uncertain role in the current context. The book sets out both to situate the recent generation of francophone writers in North Africa in relation to contemporary politics, to postcolonial theory, and evolving notions of 'world literature, and to probe the ways in which a new and highly sophisticated set of writers reflect on the very notion of 'the literary' during this period of transition.'

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  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (985 Download)

Read and Download Aretha Phiri book African Philosophical and Literary Possibilities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican Philosophical and Literary Possibilities. This book was released on 2020-06-23 with total page 181 pages. Book excerpt: Recognizing philosophy’s traditional influence on—and literature’s creative stimulus for—sociopolitical discourses, imaginations, and structures, African Philosophical and Literary Possibilities: Re-reading the Canon, edited by Aretha Phiri, probes the cross-referential, interdisciplinary relationships between African literature and African philosophy. The contributors write within the broader context of renewed interest in and concerns around epistemological decolonization and to advance African scholarly transformation . This volume argues that, in their convergent ideological and imaginative attempts to articulate an African conditionality, African philosophy and literature share overlapping concerns and aspirations. In this way, this book engages and examines the intersectional canons of these disciplines in order to determine their intra-continental epistemological transformative possibilities within broader, global societal explorations of the current moment of decolonization. Where much of the scholarship on African philosophy has focused on addressing issues associated with the postcolonial task of African self-assertion in the face of or against Euro-modernist hegemony, this innovative book project shifts the focus and broadens the scope away from merely discoursing with the global North by mapping out how philosophy and literature can be viewed as mutually enriching disciplines within and for Africa.

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Read and Download Lorna Burns book Postcolonialism After World Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostcolonialism After World Literature. This book was released on 2019-05-16 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Postcolonial studies took shape in response to the nationalist and decolonization movements of the twentieth century. Today, a resurgent interest in world literature reflects an increased awareness of globalization. These twin projects are torn between a criticism that finds in the text the trace of capitalist modernity and one that accounts for the revolutionary potential of literature to challenge our global present. Postcolonialism After World Literature exposes what is at stake in this critical choice through a line of philosophical enquiry – Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière – that poses an alternative to the materialist strand of world literary criticism pioneered by Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti. Engaging with these theorists and others, Lorna Burns contests world-systems theory as the basis for thinking about contemporary postcolonial and world literatures, and proposes a renewed framework that promotes literature's capacity to provoke dissent; to imagine new forms of belonging and relation for both national and world citizens; and to stage the shared equality of all. Moving between theory and the novels of Roberto Bolaño, J. M. Coetzee, Kamel Daoud, Dany Laferrière, Pauline Melville, Arundhati Roy and Kamila Shamsie, Postcolonialism After World Literature presents the case for rethinking world literature in light of the legacies of postcolonialism, and for reshaping postcolonial studies in an era of world literature. Lorna Burns is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is the author of Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze (Bloomsbury, 2012).

Download Coming Back to the Absurd: Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus: 80 Years On PDF
  • Release Date : 2022-12-05
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Rating : 4.0/5 (45 Download)

Read and Download Peter Francev book Coming Back to the Absurd: Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus: 80 Years On in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComing Back to the Absurd: Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus: 80 Years On. This book was released on 2022-12-05 with total page 243 pages. Book excerpt: A celebration of the importance and significance of The Myth of Sisyphus, this collection of essays, from some of the world’s leading Camus scholars, examines the impact on philosophy that Camus’s The Myth has had in the past 80 years.

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  • Release Date : 2019-04-11
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (512 Download)

Read and Download Lawrence Abrams book Historians Without Borders in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistorians Without Borders. This book was released on 2019-04-11 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: This text explores a variety of themes developed from successive years of the University of California, Davis, multidisciplinary graduate conference. It draws out connections on a wide array of topics among the arts, humanities, and sciences in history for multidisciplinary study. This text presents a rare forum for multidisciplinary connections researched and presented by junior specialists in their respective fields. It enables both creativity and flexibility in drawing out connections that are frequently overlooked by more specialized senior scholars. This book is a unique exercise in the promotion of junior scholarly achievement and multidisciplinary research.

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Read and Download James Plath book The 100 Greatest Literary Characters in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe 100 Greatest Literary Characters. This book was released on 2019-07-15 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: This book identifies 100 of the most intriguing characters from some of the most well-known novels published over several centuries, from Hester Prynne and Harry Potter to Jay Gatsby and T.S. Garp. The book profiles these memorable characters and details their significance both at the time they were created and today.