ONLINE SEMINAR
October 19 | The Stranger and The Meursault Investigation

C$ 175.00

“Maman died today.” The first line of Camus's The Stranger and the novel's famous antihero Meursault need little introduction. We'll do a close reading, plumbing the depths that lie below the simple language and straightforward plot.

“Mama's still alive today.” The narrative and language of Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation offer a rich counterpoint to Camus's text. Told from the point of view of Harun, brother of “the Arab,” the unnamed man killed by Meursault, the novel explores the interior life of a man living in the shadow of the murder and the violence of the Algerian War. It's as powerful as the novel that inspired it.

When: Three weekly sessions on Mondays, starting October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$175 plus 13% HST (approx. US$125 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom online meeting software; you will receive instructions on how to download Zoom free after registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

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LEADER

Melanie Blake is the executive director of Classical Pursuits. She studied French language and literature at Fordham University and the Université de Montpellier, and has an MA in literary linguistics from the University of Nottingham. She was a francophone guide in San Francisco and has led Classical Pursuits trips in France, Belgium, Italy, Colombia and Mexico.

BOOKS

The Stranger, by Albert Camus,
translated by Matthew Ward
(Vintage, 1989)
ISBN-13: 978-0679720201

The Meursault Investigation, by Kamel Daoud, translated by John Cullen
(Other Press, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1590517512

Please be sure to obtain these translations.

“Maman died today.” The first line of Camus’s The Stranger and the novel’s famous antihero Meursault need little introduction. We’ll do a close reading, plumbing the depths that lie below the simple language and straightforward plot.

“Mama’s still alive today.” The narrative and language of Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation offer a rich counterpoint to Camus’s text. Told from the point of view of Harun, brother of “the Arab,” the unnamed man killed by Meursault, the novel explores the interior life of a man living in the shadow of the murder and the violence of the Algerian War. It’s as powerful as the novel that inspired it.

The seminar will be read-as-you-go.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

Image credit: Sabrine Chelihi on Wikipedia

 

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