Albert Camus' laconic masterpiece about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in colonial Algeria is famous in its time for diagnosing a state of alienation and spiritual exhaustion which summed up the mood of the mid-twentieth century. Today, more than fifty years after its first appearance, we can see that this early success was no passing fashion: The Outsider continues to speak to us of ultimate things with the force of a parable and the excitement of a thriller and remains one of the most widely read and influential classics of the century.
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The author's first novel, originally published in 1942, centring around a young French-Algerian whose involvement in a violent incident causes him to question the fundamental values of society. In the TWENTIETH CENTURY CLASSICS series.Review:
Smith's new version ... treats Camus' text with respect, directness and an unexpected delicateness. She reveals, and permits, an original edgy strangeness in the prose itself; she treats it sensually, listening to Camus' original sentence structures and lengths, and to the rhythmic fall of his prose (Ali Smith The Times)
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Book Description Penguin Classic, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140061584
Book Description Penguin Classic, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140061584