Albert camus thought that life is meaningless april 26, 1946: nicola chiaramonte reviews 'the stranger' in the stranger the admirable short novel now published in english, albert camus has in. The best books are the ones that make readers envision the story the stranger does that exceptionally well it depicts a quiet, compelling man who commits a murder, but not because of rage or. L’étranger (the outsider [uk], or the stranger [us]) is a 1942 novel by french author albert camus its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label.
In the stranger the admirable short novel now published in english, albert camus has in fact expressed the tragedy of integrity as a modern man can sense it the story is simple.
The stranger is a 1942 novel by albert camus, often cited as a prime example of camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism the story's protagonist meursault is an indifferent french algerian, who hardly partakes of the traditional mediterranean culture.
Book reviews the stranger by albert camus the stranger by albert camus mag april 22, 2009 by ryan curley bronze, in the stranger, even when something uninteresting is happening, the. Albert camus: the stranger (1942) new york: knopf, 1946 (british translation by stuart gilbert) 1988 ( american translation by matthew ward.
L’étranger, translated as the stranger, is arguably the most popular work of french novelist, author, and philosopher, albert camus the story follows the life of its main character, mersault, as he goes from learning about his mother’s death to being tried for one of the most senseless murders in the history of literature. In her much-anticipated book, looking for the stranger, alice kaplan, a professor of french at yale, embarks on a fascinating quest for the sources of camus’s celebrated novel she hunts for clues, not only in the author’s notebooks and correspondence, but also in the popular books and movies of the period.
The stranger by albert camus is a very short novel that can easily be read in an afternoon however, digesting the content will certainly take much longer as this little novel raises serious questions about morality, society, justice, religion, and individuality.