Camus: The Stranger (Landmarks of World Literature (New)STUDY GUIDE

Camus The Stranger Landmarks of World Literature New STUDY GUIDE Patrick McCarthy analyzes The Stranger one of the vital texts of existentialism and twentieth century literature in the context of French and French Algerian history and culture McCarthy examines ho

The Stranger novel L tranger The Outsider, or The Stranger is a 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. The Stranger Albert Camus, Matthew The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus s stoical anti hero and devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie SparkNotes The Stranger The Stranger Albert Camus Table of Contents Plot Overview Summary Analysis Part One Chapter Part One Chapters Part One SparkNotes The Stranger Context Reading The Stranger with Camus s philosophy of the absurd in mind sheds a good deal of light on the text Although Camus s philosophical ideas resonate strongly within the text, it is important to keep in mind that The Stranger The Stranger, by Albert Camus The Stranger is not merely one of the most widely read novels of the th century, but one of the books likely to outlive it Written in , Camus s compelling and The Stranger by Albert Camus Marco Bohr Albert Camus THE STRANGER Part One I MOTHER died today Or, maybe, yesterday I can t be sure The telegram from the Home says YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. The Stranger Quotes by Albert Camus quotes from The Stranger I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn t. Albert Camus Albert Camus k m u French Camus put the painter and set decorator Mayo, who had already illustrated several of Camus novels The Stranger Lost in Translation What the First Line of The Stranger For the modern American reader, few lines in French literature are as famous as the opening of Albert Camus s L tranger Aujourd hui, The Stranger Shmoop These days, Camus is most famous as the author of three big deal novels The Stranger , The Plague , and The Fall Starting on The Stranger is a good

Patrick McCarthy analyzes The Stranger, one of the vital texts of existentialism and twentieth century literature, in the context of French and French Algerian history and culture McCarthy examines how the work undermines traditional concepts of fiction and explores parallels and contrasts between Camus s work and that of Jean Paul Sartre Providing students with a usefulPatrick McCarthy analyzes The Stranger, one of the vital texts of existentialism and twentieth century literature, in the context of French and French Algerian history and culture McCarthy examines how the work undermines traditional concepts of fiction and explores parallels and contrasts between Camus s work and that of Jean Paul Sartre Providing students with a useful companion to The Stranger, this second edition features a revised guide to further reading and a new chapter on Camus and the Algerian War First Edition Hb 1988 0 521 32958 2 First Edition Pb 1988 0 521 33851 4
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  • Matthew W says:

    Not a bad collection of essays analyzing The Stranger. Unlike most Marxist intellectual-types, Albert Camus was not a failed bourgeois (like the Messiah himself; Karl Marx), but someone from the actual working class who experienced much pain throughout his life (his death in a car wreck being the crowning moment of his life of tragedy). Camus rejected the Marxism violence promoted by Jean Paul Sartre (the fellow that was influenced by that evil Nazi Martin Heidegger, often considered the greates [...]

  • Jeremy says:

    Camus helped to teach them [later French authors] that characters should not be rounded, that language is only occasionally accurate, and that the work of art should contain its own explicit negation.McCarthy’s biography is solid reading, and exhibits a sense of respect for the man and his oeuvre while never erring on the side of reverence. It follows a pretty standard chronological structure, with a few marked variations where it ebbs and flows between traditional biography and literary criti [...]

  • Marti Martinson says:

    Obviously well researched, this shed unfiltered light on Camus as well as the political and social landscapes of his time. He appears to have had many more struggles than I ever imagined, but, despite exposing "warts and all", the author still presents a man of integrity who is "true to his contradictions". Damn, I love that phrase.The author is quite conversant with absurdism and existentialism, so the full meanings and implications of Camus' writings were explained.d will be forgotten.The pass [...]

  • Stuart says:

    Mr. McCarthy's biography of Camus employs a particular irony well suited to his subject: Camus the saint, Camus the resistance leader, Camus the existentialist and Camus the committed leftist are all debunked, leaving in their place something much more compelling and likeable: Camus the human.Mr. McCarthy's work is almost more of a sourcebook than a biography, containing lengthy discourses on the colonial history of Algeria and the war for Algerian Independence, interwar literary criticism, the [...]

  • David Lemons says:

    A few years before I read the biography of Camus, I had lived in Port-aux-Poules, Algeria, along the coast very near to Arzew and Oran. I came to know the remnants of the pied noirs still in Algeria and how they had been expelled, not unjustly so perhaps. So when I learned that Camus was of these people I read the story of his life, having considered already that his L'etranger was one of the best books I had ever read, to learn how he had become an existentialist (his word I believe). Algeria p [...]

  • Alice says:

    This book appealed greatly to my 17 year old nihilistic self. There is no meaning but that which we can hear, touch, see, smell, or taste. The protagonist can be understood as a mirror to the reader, as he himself expresses very few emotions, and is mostly described in terms of physical sensations, reinforcing the message of the novel.

  • Matilda Lou says:

    i realize this is the study guide i realize. however, i liked the book it brings a sense of distance and fury. the character can only feel the moment and he can't explain what that moment is. he gets damned for it. shit.

  • Outmind says:

    4.5/5Actually, i've read this before, but thought i hadn't finished it. Turns out i did. In any case, an amusing work.

  • Amy P. says:

    Absurd.

  • Manda says:

    This is an amazing book. One of my favorites!

  • aida says:

    he felt no pitty pitty for losing his girlfriend,her dead lonely mum ,no pity for life being numb

  • Bethany Dirksen says:

    Read this junior year of high school and then again this past year. I was not exposed to much when younger, and thought this was crazy in high school. Now it is just interesting. I enjoyed it.

  • Alyza says:

    one of my all time favorites

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