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A Happy Death - Richard Howard, Albert Camus, Jean Sarocchi
A Happy Death
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Published posthumously, this novel can be looked at in various ways - as a first sketch for "The Outsider", as an autobiographical novel and as a piece of writing in its own right. "A Happy Death" opens with a murder and closes with the death of the main character, Mersault.
Published posthumously, this novel can be looked at in various ways - as a first sketch for "The Outsider", as an autobiographical novel and as a piece of writing in its own right. "A Happy Death" opens with a murder and closes with the death of the main character, Mersault.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780394472621 (0394472624)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (NY)
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
4.0 A Happy Death
As a sort-of preconception of The Stranger, A Happy Death is also its flip-side in which Mersault gets away with pre-meditated murder (as opposed to what we could say is, if I remember correctly, involuntary manslaughter in The Stranger.)While Mersault of A Happy Death is not yet the alienated and d...
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers rated it
4.5 Poetry and Truth in 'A Happy Death'
‘No, because I’m constantly in revolt. That’s what’s wrong.’At either end of his writing life, we have two fractured novels. The First Man was a genuinely unfinished work-in-progress at his time of death, whereas this novel, his first novel-in-embryo, was reworked a number of times before Camus aban...
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