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L'Étranger - Albert Camus

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In "The Outsider," his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the predicament of the individual who refuses to conform to the rules of society and is prepared to face the indifference of the universe, courageously and alone.

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.

The book is reprinted in a new format as part of the Routledge Foreign Literature Classics series.

Key Benefits

  • Introductory notes in English that set the book in its social and literary context
  • Full unabridged text in French
  • Difficult phrases within the text translated into English as a footnote
  • Key vocabulary within the text translated in an extensive glossary section at the back of the book
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for taking on vacation as there's no need to take a dictionary

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Book Genre Fiction
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Routledge
Number of pages 192
Dimensions 12.8 x 19.2 cm
ISBN 978-0415025867
Date of Publication 17th November 1988
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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