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Two strangers: On Kamel Daoud’s “The Meursault Investigation”

I’ve finished Kamel Daoud’s “The Meursualt Investigation”, and I am dumbfounded–by its premise, its narrative energy, its burning language, but most of all by its courage of the imagination–the courage to reverse the tables, so to speak, and tell the … Continue reading

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First loves: In Avignon

If festival and theatre sprung from the same collective source of human togetherness, then the Avignon Festival is a grand, noisy, colorful testament to this truth.  For  here, in the medieval town of Avignon, not far from the Mediterranean, it … Continue reading

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