The Meursault Investigation

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Kamel Daoud

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A tower attached to a mosque, from the top of which a man intones the daily call to prayer and sometimes delivers sermons.

Minaret Quotes in The Meursault Investigation

The The Meursault Investigation quotes below are all either spoken by Minaret or refer to Minaret. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Other Press edition of The Meursault Investigation published in 2015.
Chapter 15 Quotes

I often look out at it from my window, and I loathe its architecture, the big finger pointed at the sky, the concrete still gaping. I also loathe the imam, who looks at his flock as if he’s the steward of the kingdom.

Related Characters: Harun (speaker)
Page Number: 139
Explanation and Analysis:
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Minaret Term Timeline in The Meursault Investigation

The timeline below shows where the term Minaret appears in The Meursault Investigation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15
Religion and Nihilism Theme Icon
...loathes its “big finger pointed at the sky.” Sometimes he wants to climb up the minaret and bellow all the profanities he knows through the loudspeakers. He wants to cry out... (full context)
Religion and Nihilism Theme Icon
...should ask “Him” directly. Sometimes he has a feeling that he really is inside a minaret, and a mob is outside trying desperately to tear down the door. He knows that... (full context)