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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

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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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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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Dewey number
891/.563
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French by Polly McLean
LC call number
PQ3979.3.R34
Literary form
fiction
Label
A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
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Publication
Control code
sky258277636
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781590515471
Lccn
2013042495
System control number
a1965585
Label
A curse on Dostoevsky, Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
Publication
Control code
sky258277636
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781590515471
Lccn
2013042495
System control number
a1965585

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