Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
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Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. I got a telegram from the home: "Mother
deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours." That doesn't mean anything.
Maybe it was yesterday. The old people's home is at Marengo, about eighty
kilometers from ...
... here long?" Right away he answered, "Five years" — as if he'd been waiting all
along for me to ask. After that he did a lot of talking. He would have been very
surprised if anyone had told him he would end up caretaker at the Marengo
I had some more coffee and milk, which was very good. When I went outside, the
sun was up. Above the hills that separate Marengo from the sea, the sky was
streaked with red. And the wind coming over the hills brought the smell of salt
We didn't say anything for quite a long time. The director stood up and looked out
the window of his office. A moment later he said, "Here's the priest from Marengo
already. He's early." He warned me that it would take at least three-quarters of ...
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I wasn't sure what to think when I first started reading this. It initially didn't feel worthy of the fuss, but as it enters the second part, it becomes a book that makes you think. Why are some ... Read full review
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Spoiler alert! Not that it matters anyway, but don’t read this review if you don’t already know how it all ends. The Stranger is a perfect book, with a flawed philosophy. Camus is a liar. If he really ... Read full review