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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But the caretaker told me I had to see the director first. He was busy, so I waited
awhile. The caretaker talked the whole time and then I saw the director. I was
shown into his office. He was a little old man with the ribbon of the Legion of
Honor in ...
"It's more humane that way," he remarked. But in this case he'd given one of
mother's old friends — Thomas P^rez — permission to join the funeral procession
. At that the director smiled. He said, "I'm sure you understand. It's a rather
The director was telling me that the hearse was waiting out in the road and at the
same time I could hear the priest beginning his prayers. From then on everything
happened very quickly. The men moved toward the casket with a pall.
The funeral director assigned us our places. First came the priest, then the
hearse. Flanking it, the four men. Behind it, the director and myself and, bringing
up the rear, the nurse and Monsieur Perez. The sky was already filled with light.
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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