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The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) - Albert Camus, Joseph Laredo
The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
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Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society - a set of rules so binding that... show more
Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society - a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider. For Meursault, this is an insult to his reason and a betrayal of his hopes; for Camus it encapsulates the absurdity of life.In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the predicament of the individual who refuses to pretend and is prepared to face the indifference of the universe, courageously and alone.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780141904252
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 125
Edition language: English
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
4.5 A Man Detached From The Living That Is Rich In Writing
Detachment. Misunderstood. An outsider. The first time I read Albert Camus's The Outsider (also known as The Stranger for U.S. publication), I was recommended that this was his best work. With over a little 100 over pages, divided into two parts, this is a story of Meursault, a man that doesn't conn...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Killing an Arab
When I was a lot younger one of my favourite bands was The Cure. I remember sitting in my lounge room with my friends with The Cures greatest hits ablum blaring out and as soon as the tape came to an end I would jump up, and immediately flick it over onto the otherside, and press play before my neig...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
3.0 Ślepe serce
Przebijanie się przez kolejne myśli, słowa i relacje bohatera było jak brnięcie w mule. Cokolwiek robi, nie ma to dla niego żadnego znaczenia ani wartości. Życzyłby sobie, żeby tak samo nie miało to znaczenia także dla innych. - Lepsza praca dla mnie? Podróże? Ale po co? To co robię mi wystarcza. ...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
1.0 The Stranger: Or A man decides life is pointless, and I decide his story is as well
This book annoyed me so much, and I had such a difficult time placing my thoughts into words, that I haven't written a book review in two months. It just froze my process entirely. And if that's not a review in and of itself I'm not sure what is. First off, I should say that I read this book right...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
4.0 The Stranger by Albert Camus
For most of this book, I just wanted to get the guy a pair of sunglasses and one of those little fans you wear around your neck, and perhaps suggest that he stay indoors midday. He as a real problem with heat. He doesn't think very clearly when he's overheated. But then, I got serious and the end...
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