The Stranger



Patrick McCarthy Places The Stranger In The Context Of A French And French Algerian History And Culture, Examines The Way The Work Undermines Traditional Concepts Of Fiction, And Explores The Parallels Andimportantly The Contrasts Between Camus And Sartre His Account Provides A Useful Companion To The Stranger For Students And General Readers.The Stranger

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • The Stranger
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 0521338514

10 thoughts on “The Stranger

  1. says:

    I don t know what to do with these stars any I give stars to books and then I think, god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books Then I look back and it turns out that that I ve given four stars to Of Human Bondage and honestly, how could I possibly have thought it was a good idea to give that book less than five stars It is the absurdity of human conventions that has us doing s I don t know what to do with these stars any I give stars to books and then I think, god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books Then I look back and it turns out that that I ve given four stars to Of Human Bondage and honestly, how could I possibly have thought it was a good idea to give that book less than five stars It is the absurdity of human conventions that has us doing such things.Now, that is what is called a segue, from the Italian seguire to follow For the last thirty years I have studiously avoided reading this book I have done that because for the last thirty years I have known exa...

  2. says:

    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole what is the meaning of life message While an interesting question, the book raises so many other philosophical questions beyond this What I found the most interesting of these is what truly defines humanity or makes someone human During Meursault s trial, he is const The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole what is the meaning of life message While an interesting question, the book raises so many other philosophical questions beyond this What I found the most interesting of these is what truly defines humanity or makes someone human During Meursault s trial, he is constantly accused of not showing remorse and therefore as being cold and inhuman He is most definitely human though, just rather detached This raises the question of whether one should be expected to exhibit certain characteristics in certain situations to keep their humanity Also it raises the question of whether much of our emotion is created by ourselves or the expectations of others t...

  3. says:

    Albert Camus 1942 classic Here are the opening lines Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday I can t be sure The telegram from the Home says YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY FUNERAL TOMORROW DEEP SYMPATHY A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the old people s home actually making the hour trip in person to inform her only son, but a terse three line businesslike telegram cold, insensitive, almost callous a telling sign of the mechanized times.Then first person narrat Albert Camus 1942 classic Here are the opening lines Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday I can t be sure The telegram from the Home says YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY FUNERAL TOMORROW DEEP SYMPATHY A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the old people s home actually making the hour trip in person to inform her only son, but a terse three line businesslike telegram cold, insensitive, almost callous a telling sign of the mechanized times.Then first person narrator, Monsieur Meursault, has to deal with his manager so he can attend his mother s funeral I have fixed up with my employer for two days leave obviously, under the circumstances, he couldn t refuse Still, I had an idea he looked annoyed, and I said, without thinking Sorry, sir, but it s not my fault, you know Ha Camus subtle irony, a st...

  4. says:

    1913

  5. says:

    If You Exist The Stranger dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism.The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god.Being JudgedIt s interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being judged.The judgement is symbolic not only of the justice system, but of God s judgement of humanity.Defending YourselfYou would normally expect the defendant to assert their innocence or plead not guilty in the criminal justice system cue Law and If You Exist The Stranger dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism.The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god.Being JudgedIt s interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being judged.The judgement is symbolic not only of the justice system, but of God s judgement of humanity.Defending YourselfYou would normally expect the defendant to assert their innocence or plead not guilty in the criminal justice system cue Law and Order theme song.Both options require the defendant to take a positive step, only they differ in degree.To assert your innocence is to positively state that I didn t do it.A plea of not guilty would place an onus on the prosecutor to prove the defendant s guilt although there are significant differences between the French system of justice and that of the UK USA Canada Australia etc.To plead not guilty can mean a number of things.It could mean that I did actually do it , but you, the prosecutor...

  6. says:

    Aujourd hui, maman est morte Ou peut tre hier, je ne sais pas. Aujourd hui, maman est morte Ou peut tre hier, je ne sais pas. ,, ,,

  7. says:

    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic When I first read this eons ago, I assumed the stranger was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach It s set in Algeria Not so Meursault, the main character, is a man without feelings and one incapable of feeling remorse Those deficiencies show at his mother s death when he does not cry and does not even seem terribly upset 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 When I first read this eons ago, I assumed the stranger was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach It s set in Algeria Not so Meursault, the main character, is a man without feelings and one incapable of feeling remorse Those deficiencies show at his mother s death when he does not cry and does not even seem terribly upset They show again when he agrees to write a letter for a friend so that the friend can invite his ex girlfriend back so he can beat her up Mostly they are revealed when he shoots a stranger an Arab after an altercation on the beach Five shots first one, a pause, and then fourThe fouris what eventually gets him convicted He lives in a poor, violent neighborhood where, when one man s wife dies, he starts beating his dog instead of his wife As for the dog, he s sort of taken on hi...

  8. says:

    THIS MAN S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING.

  9. says:

    I just finished reading this famous classic story All this time I had no idea what it was about What an interesting little book I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have Siddartha , by Herman Hesse, or The Alchemist , by Paulo Coelho It s a brilliant small book especially knowing it was written so long ago 1942. but it s timeles...

  10. says:

    If every few words of praise I ve seen for The Stranger over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there d be enough sh t to conjure up the Oort Cloud Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can t really comprehend the acclaim heaped on this story, but luckily, like the Cloud, it s usually out of sight, out of mind, and has absolutely no discernable current influence on my life And just like the Oort can occasionally spit a chunk If every few words of praise I ve seen for The Stranger over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there d be enough sh t to conjure up the Oort Cloud Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can t really comprehend the acclaim heaped on this story, but luckily, like the Cloud, it s usually out of sight, out of mind, and has absolutely no discernable current influence on my life And just like the Oort can occasionally spit a chunk of sh t at the earth and devastate all life upon it, so too can I hear read some lip service paid to The Stranger resulting in my transition to Freak Out Mode, resulting in me slapping someone in the face, usually someone I have to deal with again at some point in time if only in court Personally, I don t see what the big deal is Armed with a 100 word vocabulary, a meager 123 pages to bore one with, and a character who simply doesn...

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