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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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
Algiers, I'll take the two o'clock bus and get there in the afternoon. That way I can
As is usually the case, the funeral is set for ten o'clock in the morning. This way
you'll be able to keep vigil over the departed. One last thing: it seems your mother
often expressed to her friends her desire for a religious burial. I've taken the ...
After that he told me he would be attending the funeral and I thanked him. He sat
down behind his desk and crossed his short legs. He informed me that he and I
would be the only ones there, apart from the nurse on duty. The residents usually
Next to it was the funeral director, a little man in a ridiculous getup, and an
awkward, embarrassed-looking old man. I realized that it was Monsieur Perez.
He was wearing a soft felt hat with a round crown and a wide brim (he took it off
as the ...
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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