Meursault, Contre-enquête  by Kamel Daoud

Meursault, Contre-enquête

Kamel Daoud

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Meursault, contre-enquête est un roman écrit en français de Kamel Daoud paru en octobre 2013 aux éditions Barzakh en Algérie et subséquemment le 7 mai 2014 chez Actes Sud en France. Le roman reçoit le prix Goncourt du premier roman en 2015.

Meursault, contre-enquête. (2021, January 31). In wikipedia.,_contre-enqu%C3%AAte

The Meursault Investigation (French: Meursault, contre-enquête) is the first novel by Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud. It is a retelling of Albert Camus's 1942 novel, The Stranger. First published in Algeria by Barzakh Editions in October 2013, it was reissued in France by Actes Sud (May 2014). Its publication in France was followed by nominations for many prizes and awards.

The Meursault Investigation. (2021, March 14). In Wikipedia.

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This book rewrites the famous L’Étranger by Albert Camus from the point of view of the victim, and the French is easier than the original by Camus, so this different perspective lends itself to lots of reflection. I really enjoyed reading it, and the new perspective is especially interesting!