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The day after his mom’s death he started a sexual relationship with a woman. But I expected Meursault to find some sort of closure in the acceptance of death as a necessary and meaningful event.

Trivia About The Stranger. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he embraced despair as a way of life or death. On the surface, L’Etranger gives the appearance of being an extremely simple though carefully planned and written book. May 18, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. The novel was twice adapted as films: Is it really so? Why shouldn’t he drink coffee at her funeral or have a cigarette?

The Stranger

A book I would recommend to anyone who has even the slightest interest. He is not fond of playing games or telling lies rather accept life as it comes to him without any underlying sense of morality, prejudice or conformity.

The Priest who comes to him at the end is actually quite certain that he will be freed. The New York Review of Books. He didn’t understand me, and he was sort of holding it against me. They look as if they belong to the same species, and yet they hate each other.

Meursault is now incarcerated, and explains his arrest, time in prison, and upcoming trial. I summarized The Stranger a long time ago, with a remark I admit was highly paradoxical: Then a few seconds later, he shoots the dead body four times more.


That alert lay useless and wait for death. My fate was being decided without anyone so much as asking my opinion. The prose of Camus is very simple and eloquent, and is a pleasure to read, but he raises some philosophical questions a layer beneath his beautifully crafted novella which leaves It came as something quite shocking which left albertt dazed for days. After all, there was still some distance between us.

His very pessimistic and rather narrow way of looking at life and death rather pissed me off.

The manuscript was then read by editors Jean Paulhan and Raymond Queneau. Cover of the first edition. That no matter what truths are, all that matters is what each individual’s personal choice is.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ultimately, this is why “The Stranger” and Existentialism are so confronting to Christianity and Western Civilisation. Now, we’ve come to a part where I partly agree with Camus but still not quite. For Raymond, Meursault agrees to write a letter to his girlfriend, with the sole purpose of inviting her over so that Raymond can have sex with her but spit in her face at the last minute as emotional revenge.

Fortunately, since Goodreads has instilled in me the need to take notes on, emphatically underline passages from and analyze the pants off every book I read thes I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review as opposed to this most recent effort — I think at least my fourth?

There they encounter the spurned girlfriend’s brother and an Arab friend; these two confront Raymond and wound him with a knife during a fist fight. Sure, life can be absurd at times. View all 14 comments.


They show again when he agrees to write a letter for a friend so that th A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. He expresses anger about others, saying that they have no right to alert him for his actions or for who he is, that no one has the right to judge another.

Gilbert’s version is the one I read in high school. Aug 01, Nishat rated it really liked it Shelves: Emotionless, he undergoes the arrest and the consequent process, calmly accepting the inevitability of his destiny.

These two passages say it all: Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure. I expected that in the end even though I knew it had no chance of happening. Strainhl was weird to be back in a time when crucifixes were being waved in people’s faces and things like a lack of belief in God could be held against you in a court of law.

Why should he not take up with a woman when he gets back home?

Străinul (roman de Albert Camus) – Wikipedia

It could mean that “I did actually do it”, but you, xamus prosecutor, have to prove to the Judge or Court that I did it. Does it mean we are living an inauthentic existence or we are living in some sort of simulation as some of modern physicists quite enthusiastically suggest? Meursault knows he is powerless to change things.