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The Stranger by Albert Camus


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" Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. I got a telegram from the home: "Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours." That doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday."

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 1946

"The man who refuses to justify himself. Other people prefer their idea of him. He dies, alone in his awareness of what he really is." Albert Camus


Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria. His father was an agricultural worker, and his mother was an illiterate charwoman.

Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957

Albert Camus died Jan. 4, 1960, in a car accident, near Sens, France.


Selected bibliography :

* L'Envers at l'endroit, 1937 - Betwixt and Between
* Noces, 1939
* L'Étranger, 1942 - The Stranger
* Le Mythe de Sisyphe, 1942 - The Myth of Sisyphos
* Caligula, 1945
* La Peste, 1947 - The Plague - Rutto,
* L'Homme révolté, 1951 - The Rebel -
* La Chute, 1956 - The Fall -
* L'éxil et le royaume, 1957 - Exile and the Kingdom
* Essais, 1965
* Lyrical and Critical Essays, 1968
* Summer, 1968
* Selected Essays and Notebooks, 1970
* La Mort heureuse, 1970 - A Happy Death
* Youthful Writings of Albert Camus, 1976
* Oeuvres complètes, 1983 (9 vols.)
* American Journals, 1987
* Le Premier Homme, 1994 - The First Man (incomplete)

Related Links:

The Stranger by Albert Camus, a study by Dr. Michael Delahoyde of Washington State University

The Stranger by Albert Camus - Bookrags

Source bibliographique

Pierre-Louis Rey, l'Etranger (Hatier)
Pierre Sauvage, l'Etranger (Nathan)
Kléber Haedens  Une Histoire de la Littérature française, Grasset 1970