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Autore: Albert Camus; Matthew Ward
Editore: New York : Vintage International, 1989.
Serie: Vintage International (Series)
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Albert Camus; Matthew Ward
ISBN: 0679720200 9780679720201
Numero OCLC: 18681559
Note: Translation of: L'étranger.
Descrizione: 123 pages ; 21 cm.
Titolo della serie: Vintage International (Series)
Altri titoli: Étranger.
Responsabilità: Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward.
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A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd". Now in a new American translation, the classic has been given new life for generations to come.

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Not a spare word, but a colonial legacy, ELC review

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I give this book only four stars, even though I am impressed with the craft of its prose and the lean structure. It is a pleasure to read the book. However, Conor Cruise O'Brien made what I consider a valid, important, and negative critique of the book, and I think that O'Brien's commentary should...
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