Search Results: "Atiq Rahimi"


BOOK REVIEW

A CURSE ON DOSTOEVSKY by Atiq Rahimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Rahimi does a masterful job both in echoing Dostoevsky and in updating the moral complexities his protagonist both creates and faces."
In war-torn Kabul, an admirer of Dostoevsky imitates Raskolnikov's murder of Alyona Ivanovna in Crime and Punishment—and suffers similar moral torment and self-loathing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH AND ASHES by Atiq Rahimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A heartfelt lament that might indeed make a superb storyboard for a dramatic film. But it isn't much of a novel."
A fragmentary picture of northern Afghanistan in the wake of the 1979 Russian invasion emerges from this terse debut (really a long story) by an Afghan-born documentary filmmaker now based in Paris. Read full book review >