The Stranger




      The Stranger
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. Best Download The Stranger [ By ] Albert Camus [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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 career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g., Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.


      The Stranger
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  • Paperback
  • 123 pages
  • The Stranger
  • Albert Camus
  • English
  • 14 November 2018

10 thoughts on “ The Stranger

  1. 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 absurdity of human conventions that has us doing s I don t know what to do with these stars any I give s...

  2. 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 mechanized times.Then first person narrat 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 me...

  3. 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 During Meursault s trial, he is const 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 During Meursault s trial, he is constantly accused of not showing remorse and therefore as being cold and inhuman He is most definitely human though, just rather detached This raises the question of whether one should be expected to exhibit certain characteristics in certain situations to keep their humanity Also it raises the question of whether much of our emotion is created by ourselves or the expectations of others to exhibit certain...

  4. 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 justice system cue Law and If You Exist The Stranger dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism.The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether...

  5. 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 th 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 f...

  6. Luca Ambrosino says:

    English The Stranger ItalianoThe Strangerwas suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Actually, many books are cited inThe Perks of being a Wallflower , butThe Strangeris the book that intriguedthe 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 apathy that English The Stranger ItalianoThe Strangerwas suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by St...

  7. 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.

  8. karen says:

    THIS MAN S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING.come to my blog

  9. Chris says:

    If every few words of praise I ve seen for The Stranger over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there d be enough sh t to conjure up the Oort Cloud Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can t really comprehend the acclaim heaped on this story, but luckily, like the Cloud, it s usually out of sight, out of mind, and has absolutely no discernable current influence on my life And just like the Oort can occasionally spit a chunk If every few words of praise I ve seen for The Stranger over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there d be enough sh t to conjure up the Oort Cloud Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can t really comprehend the acclaim heaped on this story, but luckily, like the Cloud, it s usually out of sight, out of mind, and has absolutely no discernable current influence on my life And just like the Oort can occasionally spit a chunk of sh t at the earth and devastate all life upon it, so too can I hear read some lip service paid to The Stranger resulting in my transition to Freak Out Mode, resulting in me slapping someone in the face, usually someone I have to deal with again at some point in time if only in court Personally, I don t see what the big deal is Armed with a 100 word vocabulary, a ...

  10. Elyse Walters says:

    I just finished reading this famous classic story All this time I had no idea what it was about What an interesting little book I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have Siddartha , by Herman Hesse, or The Alchemist , by Paulo Coelho It s a brilliant small book especially knowing it was written so long ago 1942. but it s timeless Is everything the same as everything else Does it matter who we marry or if we marry Does it matter if we live or die Must murder have a meaning I just finished reading this famous classic story All this time I had no idea what it was about What an interesting little book I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have Siddartha , by Herman Hesse, or The Alchemist , by Paulo Coelho It s a brilliant small book especially knowing it was written so long ago 1942. but it s timeless Is everything the same as everything else Does it matter who we marry or if we marry Does it matter if we live or die Must murder have a meaning Whose challenge is it when a person s behavior is much less traditional than popular opinion His Oreveryone else around him And who decides what is meaningful and purposeful in life any...

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