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The stranger

Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Outsider or The Stranger (French: L'Étranger) is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. The titular character is Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian ("a citizen of France domiciled in North Africa, a man of the Mediterranean, an homme du midi yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Camus
ISBN: 9781517039011 1517039010
OCLC Number: 934527922
Notes: Translation of: L'étranger.
Description: 76 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents --
Part One --
I-3 --
II-13 --
III-17 --IV-23 --
V --
VI --
Part Two --
I-39 --
II-45 --
III-51 --
IV-61 --
V --
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Responsibility: by Albert Camus.

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The Outsider or The Stranger (French: L'Étranger) is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. The titular character is Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian ("a citizen of France domiciled in North Africa, a man of the Mediterranean, an homme du midi yet one who hardly partakes of the traditional Mediterranean culture"), who, after attending his mother's funeral, apathetically kills an Arab man whom he recognises in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively. In January 1955, Camus wrote: "I summarized The Stranger a long time ago, with a remark I admit was highly paradoxical: 'In our society any man who does not weep at his mother's funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death.' I only meant that the hero of my book is condemned because he does not play the game.

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