|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1957)|
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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
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Required reading for a French lit class...want to reread in English at some point.
Jan 4th, 2018
How innocent was this man? We face many aspects of humans and this book is interesting.
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Jul 25th, 2014
A subtle, philosophical tale about a simple, ordinary man that is essential food for thought. Camus' writing is brilliant and often while reading, I reread sentences just to extract the pure pleasure off them.
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May 9th, 2014
This is a good book, which I enjoyed reading. I liked the themes and how it portrayed a somewhat normal man going through a rather bewildering experience. I'd definitely recommend reading it.
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Jul 21st, 2013
I read this story 45 years ago and I still think of it often. It is a book well worth reading.
Mar 25th, 2013
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