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The Stranger (Published as the Outsider In the Uk)
[Paperback - 2020]
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Category: Literature
Sub-category: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Ilqa Publications | ISBN: 9789696401438 | Pages: 104
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The Stranger is the story of an anti-hero. When he is tried for a crime in a court of law, he comes to know that his trial is more about him than his offense. He may be exonerated for what he did but he is not pardonable for who he is. But will he himself forgive the world he lives in when he finally begins to understand its true nature? Camus’ The Stranger validates his theory of absurd, the mainstay of his philosophical work. It is, indeed, another classical addition to world literature. It was originally published in French in 1942. Its first English translation appeared in 1946.

Albert Camus was a French-Algerian writer, philosopher and journalist. He was born in Mondovi, French Algeria on November 7, 1913. Although not trained as a philosopher, he contributed towards the avant-garde twentieth-century philosophical ideas of Absurdism in the form of essays, novels, reviews and articles. He also became active in the resistance against the colonial French government and served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper Combat from 1944 to 1947. Camus established himself as a fiction writer with his three novels: The Stranger (1942), The Plague (1947), and The Fall (1956). His philosophical books The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), and The Rebel (1951) proved him to be a forceful thinker. Because of his formidable impact on the world of letters in the second half of the twentieth century, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1957 for illuminating “the problems of the human conscience.” He was only 44 years old at the time. He died in an automobile accident at the age of 46.

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