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The Stranger
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5 years ago at May 12 16:08
Absolutely brilliant. The last sentence gave me chills.

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3 weeks, 6 days ago at Apr 27 15:55
I liked this book set in 1940s Algeria. Mersault's isolation and indifference to others and his own fate was creepy and thought-provoking.
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Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 13 March 1989
ISBN-10 : 0679720200 | ISBN-13: 9780679720201
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krin5292 posted a review 3 weeks, 6 days ago

“I liked this book set in 1940s Algeria. Mersault's isolation and indifference to others and his own fate was creepy and thought-provoking.” read more

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"What is is about? The title character is Meursault, a French Algerian who seemingly irrationally kills an Arab man whom he recognises in French Algiers. The story is divided into Parts One and Two: Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively. Personal note: A rather bleak but so fascinating story. A total anti-hero tale with lots of philosophical meanings. Quote: "On my way out, I was even going to shake his hand, but just in time, I remembered that I"


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"Perhaps the most popular piece of 20th century “existential” literature. The Stranger addresses murder and remorse (or lack thereof) , God and atheism, destiny and justice, and consequently, indifference. Camus’ anti-hero, Meursault is perhaps the ultimate man–unable to cry at his own funeral, and one of the final lines of the novel reads, “… I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate”. Camus gets a"


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