L'Etranger

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 17, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Includes the full French text, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

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There truly is no plot. - LibraryThing
A real page turner and very thought provoking. - LibraryThing
It was usually the style of writing. - LibraryThing

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- [The Stranger] by [[Albert Camus]] This was my first Camus, which choice is an interesting coincidence. I chose it simply because it was available as a free ebook. Little did I know just how apropos ... Read full review

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(Read in 2009.) Interesting read about a “loner” who buries his mother and then finds himself with the wrong kind of friends. He eventually kills another man and ends up on death row for the crime ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.

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