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Looking For The Stranger

Author : Alice Kaplan
ISBN : 9780226241708
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as at likely to be found in a teen’s backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar. If the twentieth century produced a novel that could be called ubiquitous, The Stranger is it. How did a young man in his twenties who had never written a novel turn out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than seventy years later? With Looking for “The Stranger”, Alice Kaplan tells that story. In the process, she reveals Camus’s achievement to have been even more impressive—and more unlikely—than even his most devoted readers knew. Born in poverty in colonial Algeria, Camus started out as a journalist covering the criminal courts. The murder trials he attended, Kaplan shows, would be a major influence on the development and themes of The Stranger. She follows Camus to France, and, making deft use of his diaries and letters, re-creates his lonely struggle with the novel in Montmartre, where he finally hit upon the unforgettable first-person voice that enabled him to break through and complete The Stranger. Even then, the book’s publication was far from certain. France was straining under German occupation, Camus’s closest mentor was unsure of the book’s merit, and Camus himself was suffering from near-fatal tuberculosis. Yet the book did appear, thanks in part to a resourceful publisher, Gaston Gallimard, who was undeterred by paper shortages and Nazi censorship. The initial critical reception of The Stranger was mixed, and it wasn’t until after liberation that The Stranger began its meteoric rise. As France and the rest of the world began to move out of the shadow of war, Kaplan shows, Camus’s book— with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign by Knopf for their 1946 publication of the first English translation—became a critical and commercial success, and Camus found himself one of the most famous writers in the world. Suddenly, his seemingly modest tale of alienation was being seen for what it really was: a powerful parable of the absurd, an existentialist masterpiece. Few books inspire devotion and excitement the way The Stranger does. And it couldn’t have a better biographer than Alice Kaplan, whose books about twentieth-century French culture and history have won her legions of fans. No reader of Camus will want to miss this brilliant exploration.
Category: Literary Criticism

Looking For The Outsider

Author : Alice Kaplan
ISBN : 022644015X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : البير كامو
Genre : Psychology
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ماتت أمي اليوم. وربما أمس, لا أدري! لقد تلقيت من الملجأ الذي تقيم فيه برقية هذا نصها: أمكم توفيت. الدفن غدا. أخلص تعازينا. ولم أستطع أن أفهم من ذلك شيئا.. ربما تكون قد توفيت أمس.
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The Stranger From Abilene

Author : Ralph Compton
ISBN : 9781101517413
Genre : Fiction
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In this Ralph Compton western, a man has two targets: the one he’s looking for and the one on his back... Bighorn Point appears to be a quiet town. But when a stranger comes looking for a murderer, it turns out that not all the respectable citizens are what they seem. Down-on-his-luck rancher Micajah “Cage” Clayton has been hired to track down and kill Lissome Terry—a man who years ago left a path of death, rape, and robbery in his wake. Though he doesn’t know what Terry looks like, Clayton knows his target is in Bighorn Point living under an assumed name, so finding him shouldn’t be too hard. But when Marshall Will Durant only gives Clayton a week to find his man in a town where everyone knows his deadly purpose, catching the crafty outlaw will be anything but easy… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.
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The Stranger

Author : Albert Camus
ISBN : 9780679720201
Genre : Fiction
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An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria
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The Stranger In My Bed

Author : Michael Fleeman
ISBN : 1429904305
Genre : True Crime
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He Found New Brides To Love Him- All Diane Bertalan really knew of her new husband, John, was that he was a widower, he lavished her with gifts, and he preferred to keep his past a secret. What she didn't know was that the FBI had been watching him for years. In the Fall of 2000, she found out why-it was a crime that had been haunting authorities for decades. They called it the mystery of the Lady in the Box. Fifteen Years Later, Police Found The Remains... A decaying body that had been left along an Indiana roadside ditch in 1980 had finally been identified as Janice Hartman. In 1974, the Ohio woman had been reported missing by her estranged husband...John David Smith. The gruesome discovery was only the beginning of Diane Smith's brutal awakening--for Hartman was only the first of Smith's wives to have vanished off the face of the earth. The Stranger in My Bed is the chilling true story of one woman who escaped the deadly hold of the killer she loved and married; and of the grieving families of his victims who banded together after nearly thirty years to prove that justice never forgets. Or forgives.
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Author : Phil Hinsley
ISBN : 9781491890349
Genre : Self-Help
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‘Look, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples.’ This was written by Isaiah over seven hundred years before the birth of Christ. It speaks of our unfulfilled desire for peace and the injustice and suffering of our age. This age was described by Isaiah as ‘all darkness and walking in deep shadows.’ Our search for light is blighted by hostility and lies. What happened when God himself gave his laws and a way to live to a people liberated from slavery? Did they enjoy peace and security? This book follows the biblical account and uncovers what really happened to them and the choice that today we all face.
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House Of Riddles

Author : Marian Nichols
ISBN : 9781465330208
Genre : Fiction
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A young married couple, Shane and Raven Hawkins; buy a mansion in North Carolina, close to the Cherokee Reservation. Their dream home soon turns into a nightmare. Raven finds she loses track of time, sees mysterious lingering shadows. Therere strange activities, Raven find a parchment with strange graphics. Blackfox, great-grandfather, is the only one who can read this Cherokee document. A raven, flies in through the open window and stays! Hidden doors, secret hallways, mazes hidden within the framework of the house, murder, treasure, leads up to a mystery with a most surprising outcome. An ending you may not believe! www.characters-environments.com
Category: Fiction