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The Resource A Curse on Dostoevsky, (electronic resource :)

A Curse on Dostoevsky, (electronic resource :)

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A Curse on Dostoevsky
Title
A Curse on Dostoevsky
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Atiq Rahimi ; translated from the French by Polly McLean
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eng
Summary
Reading Dostoevsky in Afghanistan becomes 2crime without punishment3 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
Summary
Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his fiancee Sophia. So when he finds himself committing a murder, he searches for the meaning of his crime.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276041
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MnSpTMCL
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891.563
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no index present
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General adult
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fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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A Curse on Dostoevsky, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d6ngn89
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9781590515488
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9781590515488
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remote
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d6ngn89
Label
A Curse on Dostoevsky, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d6ngn89
Publication
Control code
9781590515488
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781590515488
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d6ngn89

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