The Stranger

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 8, 2012 - Fiction - 144 pages
With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. 

Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. 

First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

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The name of Camus is one of the most widely-mentioned in some meme groups I'm in. Honestly, I was intimated by his name alone. I was thinking that books by people like him are full of words that I ... Read full review

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This is the story of a man who is living the life of the “absurd” as described by Camus in the Myth of Sisyphus. However, it is only his senseless and unintended murder of an Arab and his subsequent ... Read full review

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Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger–now one of the most widely read novels of this century–in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

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