The stranger 1967 by albert camus internet archive. Despite appearances, though, neither camus nor meursault ever tried to make things simple for themselves. His father, named lucien camus died in the battle of marne 1914 during wwi. Heres where youll find analysis about the book as a whole. Its based on the stranger by albert camus, and it has what j. Lo straniero is a 1967 film by italian film director luchino visconti, based on albert camus novel letranger, with marcello mastroianni. Killing an arab was a minor offense, but not obeying french and christian customs was apparently punishable by death. A vocabulary list featuring the stranger by albert camus, part one. He played in several italian movies, though being a famous french actor.
In this weeks issue of the magazine, theres a superb essay by adam gopnik, about albert camus and his intellectual legacyin particular, about the moral gravity of camuss liberal. This copy of the work is from the city central library, hyderabad, telangana, india, and was digitized by the digital library of india. During these times, world war ii is going on, and a great part of algeria is considered territory of the french, who began their colonization of algeria in 1830. However, digesting the content will certainly take much longer as this little novel raises serious questions about morality, society, justice, religion, and individuality. Albert camus chilling story of a man who was damned if he would. The touching and absurd story of the philosopher albert camus as seen through they eyes of the many women in his life. The stranger is a novel by albert camus that was first published in 1942. The stranger focuses on meursault, a young french man living in algiers, in the days and weeks after attending his mothers funeral. But, it is transformed and remade through the eyes of the main character meursault. He is a french algerian who is emotionally detached from his surroundings. Which critical theory can be adapted to albert camus the.
Hes a kind of an international literary superstar, the james dean of philosophy. In 1957, for his literature, he was awarded the noble prize. If you want to enjoy a story of an ordinary man named mersault, you need to check the stranger from camus. He is seen often speaking his mind, despite the consequences and showing an unwillingness to assert is own opinion over major life decisions, such as marrying marie. Emi music publishing, sony atv publishing, and 3 music rights societies.
The stranger by albert camus is a very short novel that can easily be read in an afternoon. His morals, or lack thereof, drive the novel and lead to its fateful ending. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camuss philosophy, absurdism coupled with that of existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label. Albert camus the stranger part 1, chapter 1 genius. The novel was turned into a film by luchino visconti in 1967. The stranger by albert camus takes place in the 1940s in frenchalgeria. The stranger is a 1942 novel by albert camus, often cited as a prime example of camus philosophy of the absurd and existentialism. This week, i would like to look at this same theme, authenticity, in the context of a work that is not merely labeled existential, but existentialist, appearing as it does among the canon of the french existentialists in the 20th century. This film version of camuss novel, starring the italian movie idol, will be.
The novel was turned into a film by luchino visconti. May 11, 2012 for the modern american reader, few lines in french literature are as famous as the opening of albert camuss letranger. The stranger demanded of camus the creation of a style at once literary and profoundly popular, an artistic sleight of hand that would make the complexities of a mans life appear simple. The stranger, made all the more so in the person of mastroianni. Very few look as chic, handsome and, well, french, as the philosopher and novelist albert camus. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camuss philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label. Where can i find the movie the stanger by camus in french. One of the witnesses was at the funeral of arthur meursaults mother. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camus philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label. Albert camuss classic novel the stranger 1942 follows meursault, a french algerian man who attends his mothers funeral and is later sentenced to death for murdering an arab on the beach. This article is about the novel by albert camus known as the outsider in british english and the stranger in american english. The stranger by albert camus animated book summary youtube. The storys protagonist meursault is an indifferent french algerian, who hardly partakes of the traditional mediterranean culture. This study guide and infographic for albert camuss the stranger offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text.
Only in the book do you really get a sense of the aimlessness and amorality of meursault. Former french president nicolas sarkozy went so far as to make a huff. By the time we get to the 1940s, algiers, the city in which the stranger takes place, is french territory. Its described as being the most widelyread french novel of the twentieth century, and has sold millions of copies in britain and the united states alone. Albert camus novel, suso cecchi damico screenplay 2 more credits. The stranger or the outsider cover of the first edition authoralbert camus original titleletranger countryfrance languagefrench genrephilosophical novel set inalgeria publisher 1942 1946 pages159 letranger is a 1942 novel by french author albert camus. The stranger, a film based on camus s novel and directed by luchino visconti the stranger 1973 film or stranded in space, a sciencefiction tv pilot starring glenn corbett the stranger 1984 film, a south korean film. When it comes to revolutionary writers, the french have many claims to fame. It follows the life of meursault, a french algerian whose apathetic responses to life get him in trouble socially and eventually get him killed.
Everything is reckless, meursault is someone who considers life and routine as absurd. The stranger the stranger, written by the algerian writer albert camus, is a novel about meursault, a character whos different and even threatening views on life take him to pay the highest price a person can pay. The novel the stranger by albert camus english literature. It was published as the outsider in england and as the stranger in the united states plot summary. Marie came by to see me, says meursault, and asked me if i wanted to marry her. Meursault carries on living a normal lifegoing on dates, talking to his neighbors, making dinneruntil he unwittingly kills a man on a beach, subsequently leading to his incarceration. It is consideredto what would have been camuss irritationthe exemplary existentialist novel. See a complete list of the characters in the stranger and indepth analyses of meursault, raymond sintes, and marie cardona. Considered one of the most significant pieces of existential literature. They capture meursaults anomie briefly and brilliantly. The point is, in meursaults world, the french are considered superior to the arabs.
Apart from this, he works as a journalist of the alger republicain and chiefeditor of daily newspaper the combat. If visconti had tampered with albert camus masterpiece, i suppose i would have responded with kneejerk indignation. The novel is concerned with the absurd and touches on the french colonization of algeria. The stranger is a literal but still very cinematic adaptation of the novel by albert. Albert camus 19 to 1960, a wellknown frenchalgiers novelist, dramatist and short story writer. Originally written in french, the novel has been translated into dozens of languages and is considered one of the preeminent classics of the twentieth. Albert camuss seminal 1942 novel explores a young mans alienation from society.
May 15, 2015 letranger, translated as the stranger, is arguably the most popular work of french novelist, author, and philosopher, albert camus. Visconti brilliantly translates albert camuss landmark work of existential. Albert camus is one of the greatest writers of france and the stranger is in top 100 in the french literature. Letranger the outsider uk, or the stranger us is a 1942 novel by french author albert camus. The antihero meursault at the beginning of the novel, is invited to the funeral of his mother where he does not cry. His mother, named catherine helene sintes was of spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to a stroke, but she was able to read lips and worked. His parents were spanish french algerian pied noir colonists. Albert camus the stranger lyrics and tracklist genius. Albert camus was born on november 7, 19, in mondovi, algeria.
The stranger was written by the french author albert camus, and was first published in 1942 in its indigenous french. Albert camus and the frenchalgerian war bonjour paris. Beware the movie based on literature, or, in that showbiz term of art, a literary. Meursault begins the novel learning of his mothers death. With marcello mastroianni, anna karina, bernard blier, alfred adam. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Letranger the outsider uk, or the stranger us is a french novel by albert camus published in 1942. The stranger operates in a world that feels exceedingly ordinary. The title character of the stranger is meursault, a frenchman who lives in algiers a piednoir.
With exception of the value nature has for the main character, meursaultcolors in the sky, smell of the countryside, sea spray in the airthe metaphor is for meaning in life through emphasis of its absence. Albert camus the stranger essay 1690 words bartleby. The stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in seattle, washington, us the stranger sociology, an essay by georg simmel the stranger camus novel, a 1942 novel by albert camus. Stuart gilbert translator, the stranger new york, n. In an atmosphere of political tension when the french still control algiers, an algerian is killed on the beach and a french man who has lived in algiers all his life is arrested for the murder. The stranger applegate novel, a 1997 book in the animorphs series. Lo straniero is a 1967 film by italian film director luchino visconti, based on albert camus 1942 novel letranger, with marcello. At this time, algiers, the capital city of algeria is used as the headquarters for the allied forces in north. The title character is meursault, an indifferent french algerian. Nov 24, 2015 this week, i would like to look at this same theme, authenticity, in the context of a work that is not merely labeled existential, but existentialist, appearing as it does among the canon of the french existentialists in the 20th century. The stranger, or letranger in its traditional french, is the final statement of albert camus, the algerian philosophe and suave essayist in response to the catastrophe of human suffering which. Get an answer for which critical theory can be adapted to albert camus the stranger.
But he has handled camus with an almost excessive reverence, and halfway through. He won the nobel prize in literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the secondyoungest recipient in history. Merlin rossiter road uk ltd on behalf of emi general music srl. In an atmosphere of political tension when the french still control algiers, an algerian is killed on. The strangeror letranger, if you want to be all authentically french about it protip. The curious fault of luchino viscontis the stranger is that the film follows the book too closely. Learn these words from matthew wards translation of the french text. The stranger is albert camuss first novel, published in 1942. After the funeral he begins a romantic relationship with an old coworker. Authenticity in albert camus the stranger the gemsbok. I think thats why visconti himself didnt like this movie that much. Albert camus 19 to 1960, a wellknown french algiers novelist, dramatist and short story writer. But he has handled camus with an almost excessive reverence, and halfway through we realize the film will have no surprises.431 763 931 1427 242 1340 720 1041 925 612 698 1194 952 1289 114 125 1045 1132 838 1269 729 555 640 96 1251 1180 922 1619 1240 566 1164 1431 1194 1346 1266 385 94 634 237 739 694 712 874 1018 1499