Aujourd'hui encore, je suis capable d'en reciter quelques-unes : l'incipit, le dialogue entre Meursault
et Marie a propos de l'amour et du mariage, la scene du meurtre de l'Arabe sur la plage, Meursault
exprimant ses souffrances a cause du soleil et de la chaleur, la scene du jugement, certaines repliques absurdes de Meursault
au president du tribunal, le procureur reclamant la tete de l'accuse, le verdict...
Lors de son ecriture de son premier roman [beaucoup moins que] La mort heureuse [beaucoup plus grand que], surgit dans ses notes une autre histoire, celle d'un homme condamne a mort ; celui qui deviendra Meursault
et il habite Belcourt, declare Kaplan.
I loved it because I could relate to Meursault
in more ways than I thought I would.
The detached tone of Aw's first-person narrator, Ah Hock; the fleeting impressions of societal contradiction and injustice that govern his life; the catalytic presence of a supposed friend and petty criminal, Keong; and, most of all, the fact that Ah Hock seems recently to have committed a random murder make him a close cousin to Camus's feckless, emotionally stunted Meursault
, whose own drift into senseless killing provided the model for the existential antihero of the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in Algeria, Albert Camus, in his first novel, L'Etranger, told the story of Meursault
, an alienated pied noir (French-origin settler in Algeria) who, caring nothing for the death of his mother, wanders in Algiers and, at the novel's climax, kills an Arab for trifling reasons.
White Burgundy ranges from regional Bourgogne Blanc, whose quality is dependent on the producer, to light, crisp Macon, steely, energetic Chablis, nutty Meursault
, and the very rich, layered, opulent, and complex Montrachet.
Kamel Daoud's debut novel, Meursault
, contre-enquete (Actes Sud, 2014), has a fascinating intertextual relationship with Albert Camus's classic, Uetranger (1942).
While the lack of a wine list is initially concerning, the sommelier's choice of a 2011 Meursault
Poruzots is very well received, and seems to win over the pair.
Camus's The Stranger we see the character Meursault
on a beach
After discussion of the theoretical background, chapters survey writersAE own comments on their position and practice, then analyze pairs of works: Ben JellounAEs LAEEcrivain public and Kamel DaoudAEs AaAaAeA PrAaAaAeA?face du nAaAeAeAegre,AaAaAeA Tahar DjaoutAEs LAEInvention du desert and Salim Ba La KahAaAaAeA?na, and Fawzi MellahAEs Le Conclave des pleureuses and Kam DaoudAEs Meursault