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However, one of several severe attacks of tuberculosis forced him to drop out of school. The poverty and illness Camus experienced as a youth greatly influenced his writing. After dropping out of the university, Camus eventually entered the world of political journalism.
While working for an anti-colonialist newspaper, he wrote extensively about poverty in Algeria. He was also the editor of Combat, an important underground newspaper.
While in wartime Paris, Camus developed his philosophy of the absurd.
The experience of World War II led many other intellectuals to similar conclusions. Published inthe novel tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral young man named Meursault.
For his crime, Meursault is deemed a threat to society and sentenced to death. On the contrary, Camus was a persistent humanist. Inthe same year that The Stranger was published, Camus also published The Myth of Sisyphus, his famous philosophical essay on the absurd.
Over the course of his career he produced numerous novels, plays, and essays that further developed his philosophy. Among his most notable novels are The Plague, published inand The Fall, published in In recognition of his contribution to French and world literature, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Tragically, he died in an automobile accident just three years later.
Though his career was cut short, he remains one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century, regarded both for the quality of his fiction and for the depth and insightfulness of his philosophy. Some ideas in The Stranger clearly resemble this working definition of existentialism, but the broader philosophy of existentialism includes aspects far beyond this definition that are not present in The Stranger.
Hence, this SparkNote approaches The Stranger from the philosophical perspective of the absurd. When reading the novel, character development, plot, and prose style demand just as much attention as the specifics of the absurd. This SparkNote only discusses the absurd when such discussion provides insight on the text.
Otherwise, the focus of this SparkNote remains on the text itself, as with any great work of literature.A New York Times Notable Book of — Michiko Kakutani, The Top Books of , New York Times — TIME Magazine Top Ten Books of — Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year — Financial Times Best Books of the Year “A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker.
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