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Yabancı by Albert Camus
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics-of-the-world-literature

The novel begins with the words:
"Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know."
The laconic style sets an invariable counterpoint to the poetic, occasionally ornamented artistic language.
Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers of the post-war period. The Nobel Prize laureate of 1957, which also focused on political questions before. The novel is an absurd work, up to the last sentence. He is also in the position in which the death-journey of a man who has already stagnated in life, who recalls, at the moment of the expected death, that life whose level is not retarded, war for many the conscience of France.

An absolute classic of world literature!
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May 26, 2017 – Shelved
May 26, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 19, 2017 – Started Reading
September 20, 2017 – Shelved as: classics-of-the-world-literature
September 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Ilse An interesting next read might be The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, written from the perspective of the victim's brother.


İntellecta I've heard of it, thanks for the tip Ilse.


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Deanna Great review!


İntellecta Deanna wrote: "Great review!"

Thank you so much Deanna.


P.E. at the moment of the expected death, that life whose level is not retarded, war for many the conscience of France.

I'm not sure I grasp what you mean? Eager to know though :P


message 6: by İntellecta (last edited May 23, 2018 08:13AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

İntellecta P.E. wrote: "at the moment of the expected death, that life whose level is not retarded, war for many the conscience of France.

I'm not sure I grasp what you mean? Eager to know though :P"


Albert Camus is known in philosophy as a moralizing existentialist, as one who deals with the meaning of life in a very concrete way. He tells the story from
Meursault, who has committed murder and is awaiting execution in his prison cell.


P.E. Well speaking of the quote excerpted from your review ^^


İntellecta P.E. wrote: "Well speaking of the quote excerpted from your review ^^"

Meursault finds it difficult to show or even feel love. Thus, the death of his mother leaves him almost indifferent.


P.E. Yes indeed :)


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