The Resource A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean

A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean

Label
A curse on Dostoevsky
Title
A curse on Dostoevsky
Statement of responsibility
Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Rassoul remembers reading Crime and Punishment as a student of Russian literature in Leningrad, so when, with axe in hand, he kills the wealthy old lady who prostitutes his beloved Sophia, he thinks twice before taking her money or killing the woman whose voice he hears from another room. He wishes only to expiate his crime and be rightfully punished. Out of principle, he gives himself up to the police. But his country, after years of civil war, has fallen into chaos. In Kabul there is only violence, absurdity, and deafness, and Rassoul's desperate attempt to be heard turns into a farce. This is a novel that not only flirts with literature but also ponders the roles of sin, guilt, and redemption in the Muslim world. At once a nostalgic ode to the magic of Persian tales and a satire on the dire reality of now, A Curse on Dostoevsky also portrays the resilience and wit of Afghani women, an aspect of his culture that Rahimi never forgets."--
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from publisher's web site
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DLC
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Rahimi, Atiq
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McLean, Polly
  • Rahimi, Atiq
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
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Note
First published in France as Maudit soit Dostoevski in 2011; translation 2013, first published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781590515471
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 101273
  • 5466854
Label
A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France as Maudit soit Dostoevski in 2011; translation 2013, first published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781590515471
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 101273
  • 5466854

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