[ Prime ] L’Étranger Author Albert Camus – Intimatenights.co.uk

L’Étranger 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 English in 1946 now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.


About the Author: Albert Camus

Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care



10 thoughts on “L’Étranger

  1. Trevor Trevor says:

    I don t know what to do with these stars any I give stars to books and then I think, god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books Then I look back and it turns out that that I ve given four stars to Of Human Bondage and honestly, how could I possibly have thought it was a good idea to give that book less than five stars It is the ab


  2. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    Albert Camus 1942 classic Here are the opening lines Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday I can t be sure The telegram from the Home says YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY FUNERAL TOMORROW DEEP SYMPATHY A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the old people s home actually making the hour trip in person to inform her only son, but a terse three line businesslike telegram cold, insensitive, almost callous a telling sign of the mec


  3. Ryan R Ryan R says:

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole what is the meaning of life message While an interesting question, the book raises so many other philosophical questions beyond this What I found the most interesting of these is what truly defines humanity or makes someone human


  4. Huda Yahya Huda Yahya says:

    Aujourd hui, maman est morte Ou peut tre hier, je ne sais pas. ,, ,, ..


  5. فهد الفهد فهد الفهد says:

    1913 .


  6. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    If You Exist The Stranger dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism.The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god.Being JudgedIt s interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being judged.The judgement is symbolic not only of the justice system, but of God s judgement of humanity.Defending YourselfYou would normally expect the defendant to assert their innocence or plead not guilty in the criminal justic


  7. Luca Ambrosino Luca Ambrosino says:

    English The Stranger Italiano The Stranger was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Actually, many books are cited in The Perks of being a Wallflower , but The Stranger is the book that intrigued the protagonist and me.Meursault is a modest employee of French extraction who lives in Algiers He lives his daily routine with indifference, unable to openly manifest even the simplest emotions And it is with apath


  8. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    y know it s quite impressive that Camus managed to write a whole novel from the perspective of that guy who you always avoid at house parties.


  9. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic When I first read this eons ago, I assumed the stranger was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach It s set in Algeria Not so Meursault, the main character, is a man without feelings and one incapable of feeling remorse Those deficiencies show at his mother s death when he does not cry and does not even seem terribly upset They show again when he agrees to write a letter for a friend so that the frien


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