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By: Camus, Albert Davison, Ray(Edited by)

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0415025869 / 9780415025867
Stock expected by 29/01/2018
United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 204 grams 192 pages
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L'Etranger has the force and fascination of myth. The outwardly simple narrative of an office clerk who kills an Arab, 'a cause du soleil', and finds himself condemned to death for moral insensibility becomes, in Camus's hands, a powerful image of modern man's impatience before Christian philosophy and conventional social and sexual values.

For this new edition Ray Davison makes use of recent critical analysis of L'Etranger to give a full and concise description of Camus's early philosophy of the Absurd and the ideas and preoccupations from which the novel emerges.

Davison also discusses the developing pattern of Camus's notion of the art of the novel, his views on 'classicism', simplicity and ambiguity, his fondness for paradox, and his love of everyday situations which yield to mythical interpretation.


2ADF French, 2ADS Spanish, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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