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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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Sep 13, 12

Read in September, 2012

When I started this book I did not really know what to expect. I was telling my friend Denis one night that I was uncertain about the book because so far not much had happened and I was about 40 pages into it. Denis suggested I read up a little on Albert Camus as it might help me understand the book a little better knowing more about the author and his intentions as it really deals a lot with his philosophy. So I looked him up on Wikipedia and found that he was the inventor of absurdism which basically is the thought life is meaningless and filled with fleeting moments of good and bad. We as humans survive the bad times knowing we can reflect on the good times. In The Stranger a series of events occur that cause the narrator to feel he is a stranger in his own body and his society. An interesting look into the philosophy of absurdism and what many see as the French Existentialism Movement.
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