The Stranger

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jun 18, 2017 - 128 pages
"Maman died today. 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." Spoken by Meursault, the novel's narrator and protagonist, these I said that people never change their lives, that in any case one life was as good as another and that I wasn't dissatisfied with mine here at all.are the opening lines of the novel. They introduce Meursault's emotional indifference, one his most important character traits. Meursault does not express any remorse upon learning of his mother's death-he merely reports the fact in a plain and straightforward manner. His chief concern is the precise day of his mother's death-a seemingly trivial detaiSpoken by Meursault, the novel's narrator and protagonist, these are the opening lines of the novel. They introduce Meursault's emotional indifference, one his most important character traits.

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The Stranger by Albert Camus 1946 4.0 / 5.0 'The Stranger' is considered a classic novel by French author, Albert Camus. Philosophical, this book explores the absurdity of the world, and profound ... Read full review

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This is an absurd story, which is written in a choppy matter of fact style. The author attempts to make jest at religion, justice, and life. He makes some points regarding the inevitability of death ... Read full review

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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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