ISBN-10:
207030602X
ISBN-13:
9782070306022
Pub. Date:
06/14/2005
Publisher:
Distribooks, Inc.
L'Etranger

L'Etranger

by Albert Camus
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Overview

L'Etranger has the force and fascination of myth. The outwardly simple narrative of an office clerk who kills an Arab, 'a cause du soleil', and finds himself condemned to death for moral insensibility becomes, in Camus's hands, a powerful image of modern man's impatience before Christian philosophy and conventional social and sexual values. For this new edition Ray Davison makes use of recent critical analysis of L'Etranger to give a full and concise description of Camus's early philosophy of the Absurd and the ideas and preoccupations from which the novel emerges. Davison also discusses the developing pattern of Camus's notion of the art of the novel, his views on 'classicism', simplicity and ambiguity, his fondness for paradox, and his love of everyday situations which yield to mythical interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782070306022
Publisher: Distribooks, Inc.
Publication date: 06/14/2005
Edition description: French-Language Edition
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 334,067
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist. He is generally considered one of the fathers of Existentialism along with Jean-Paul Sartre (though Camus is famously quoted as saying "I am not an Existentialist"). Camus is most well known for his books The Stranger and The Plague, which have become classic examples of Absurdist and Existential Literature. In 1957, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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