Albert Camus's The Stranger

Albert Camus s The Stranger Presents the most important th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism Contains critical biographies

  • Title: Albert Camus's The Stranger
  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • ISBN: 9780791059289
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author s life, and an index

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    • Harold Bloom

      Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel He has edited hundreds of anthologies.



    928 thoughts on “Albert Camus's The Stranger

    • I came across this while browsing the 800s in my local library and thought, "why not?" because The Stranger is a book I still reread regularly. It offers brief, interesting insights but nothing I haven't already come across before in other books. There are references to several texts I'd like to follow up with though: "The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality" from Problems of the Self by Bernard Williams, Karel Capek's The Makropulos Case, and "L'Etranger and 'Metaphysical [...]


    • I did not think that I will seek refuge again for this bookTime after time I stand next to him !!Albert Camus was able to make (Absurdism) meaning in the world of the novel and not only French.You should read all the books of the novelist (Albert Camus) They represent a complete series during his literary career.


    • I was required to read this in school and was so disturbed, I couldn't put it down. I like to think humanity is understanding and compassionate but this book really altered that feeling and began the knowledge of the harsh reality of discrimination and selfishness.


    • Probably the best known of all of Camus' novels and essays, The Stranger (L'Etranger) in the guise of the hero, Mersault, is the quintessential embodiment of Camus' theory of the Absurd. Mersault acts less like a typical human and more like the Absurd universe itself; cold, unresponsive and indifferent to the ways of mankind. Yet still becomes a victim of the Absurd, due to the tragic incompatibility between, the rest of society and the world they inhabit. Society must find reason through judgem [...]


    • one of the books I need, critical view on The Stranger by Albert Camuss me to see things out of Camus' simple writing, but has extraordinary inside each words (though I read the translation due to my inability of French, but still! :D8 years ago I merely see this book as a weird reading, when my best friend recommended it to me. but now, I notice it more that psychological matter. and this book deepen my insight.


    • Fortunately, I found the MCI of this one! Hoping it covers more ground than this little guide. But I did enjoy Sartre's little commentary and the discussion on the narrative of the novel. Not too bad this one.(P.S. Some librarian needs to separate this guide from the MCI. They've been added as two editions in the same series. Being a "librarian" myself, I should fix this glitch but I'm too lazy. :P)


    • I've had Camus' The Stranger on my to-read list for a while and this was a good way to read it. I like the theme- the main character is an "absurdist," meaning he thinks nothing matters, but all the little moments in the book do end up determining his fate in the end. But one could have a much longer discussion from there


    • Alright, so I'm almost in the second part of the book, and what I noticed about Mersault is that he has no feelings. he doesn't know how love feels. I'm not sure why he acts like this, and why he does not want to take an advantage of changing his life. I hope to find out why he is this type of person.





    • An oddly linear story about a man who is entirely detached from society and maintains no emotion in his personal relationships.


    • A very nicely written book. Extremely poignant and Albert Camus has brilliantly covered the key philosophical elements- absurdism, Existentialism in a single concise text.





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