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Reader's Den: The Stranger, Part 3

On Leave

Is life absurd and meaningless?

At the end of the novel, content and sure of himself, Meursault accepts his death. Author Aaron Gwyn writes about reading  Camus'sThe Stranger as a teenager and how relatable he found it at How did The Stranger affect you?

For further reading on the French-Algerian relationship, nihilism in fiction, and other themes found in The Stranger, try these  titles:

On the French-Algerian War, 1954-1962

The Big Lebowski

Nihilism in Fiction

Awakening Conciousness in Fiction

The Trail

Uncertain Judgement in Fiction

Take a look back at Part 1 and Part 2  of the discussion The Stranger and continue the conversation at any timeAnd,  join us in February for the continuation of our hero/anti-hero theme in the Reader’s Den with Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey.



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