- To whom is this book addressed? The narrator addresses the reader throughout--what assumptions are being made about this reader?- How does the perspective in this novel reframe the story?- What sort of relationship or dialogue does this book create amongst itself, the reader, Camus, and The Stranger?- Why do you think a journalist like Daoud turned his hand to fiction for the first time to tell this story?
“ I know, you’re eager to ask the type of questions I hate, but please listen to me instead”
“His world is clean, clear, exact, honed by morning sunlight, enhanced with fragrances and horizons.”
“I’m going to take the stones from the old houses the colonists left behind, remove them one by one, and build my own house, my own language.”
My brother was the one who got shot, not him! It was Musa, not Meursault, see? ... Everyone was knocked out by the perfect prose, by language capable of giving air facets like diamonds, and everyone declared their empathy with the murderer’s solitude and offered him their most learned condolences.
Who knows Musa’s name today? Who knows what river carried him to the sea, which he had to cross on foot, alone, without his people, without a magic staff?
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