LOOKING FOR THE STRANGER

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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

Social Referencing And The Social Construction Of Reality In Infancy

Author : S. Feinman
ISBN : 9781489924629
Genre : Psychology
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Integrating the perspectives of a number of disciplines, this work examines social referencing in infants within the broader contexts of cognition, social relations, and human society as a whole.
Category: Psychology

Hiker And The Stranger

Author : C. E. Young
ISBN : 9781491709207
Genre : Fiction
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Boaz Hiker—called Bo by his friends—enjoys the trappings of success: a large home in suburban Pennsylvania, a beautiful wife and daughter, and a job controlling other people’s money. Even so, something is missing. Before he can figure out what it is, the world descends into darkness, and Bo begins a perilous journey in the attempt to reunite with his family. Traveling through a bizarre new world, Hiker meets prophets, priests, and pilgrims—and eventually encounters a mysterious, unnamed Stranger with tremendous powers. His only guides are a compass of unsurpassed craftsmanship and his own moral compass. These guides will determine whether he can save his wife, his daughter, and the rest of humanity. In this dramatic, post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil, one good man must make the right decisions and overcome obstacles to save the world. If he doesn’t, a fallen angel will rule over a dark and evil world. Cover illustration by Billie Michael
Category: Fiction

The Stranger S Magic

Author : Max Frei
ISBN : 9780575089860
Genre : Fiction
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Max Frei has discovered that the one place he really fits in is the parallel world of Echo. In our world he's a loser, an insomniac with dubious social skills and an addiction to cigarettes. But in Echo, the reality is far stranger. There he is Sir Max, a superb magician and one of the powerful few chosen to defend the land against all possible enemies. And he's finally happy. But when one of his esteemed Knight colleagues tells Max of a strange dream - one that seems disturbingly familiar to Max - Max realises he will have to investigate. The subsequent series of events will remind our hero - and the people he protects - just how tenuous happiness can be. It could be his most dangerous mission yet, but The Stranger's Magic may win him through.
Category: Fiction

Embracing The Stranger In Me

Author : Kathy Jourdain
ISBN : 9781452575735
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is an empowering—though at times heartbreaking—work that seeks to encourage others to embrace their inner selves in the face of adversity. It illuminates how we make meaning of our experiences by the stories we tell and how stories of human tragedy can be transformed through the perspective of soul journey with the potential to shift the shape of your life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

Housing The Stranger In The Mediterranean World

Author : Olivia Remie Constable
ISBN : 0521819180
Genre : Business & Economics
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A study of the evolution of hostelries for travellers throughout the medieval Mediterranean world.
Category: Business & Economics

Mouse

Author : Daniel S. Knowles
ISBN : 9781453596319
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Join the mice again in this ninth mouse book as they embark on more adventures. Read about Foul-Smelling Bob who, while taking a shower, was attacked by a reptile that came out of the showerhead. Romules finds a dead body in a closet in a new house that he had purchased. A living head from a dead mouse is attached to the living body of Lone Wolf Mouse who had a dead head due to a deadly accident. Drool and his gang of toughs battle the Grouch Anderson Gang in coal bin. Flight 100 falls into Mousetown Bay. Stenny and Honest Ape land their place on the top of Niagara Falls. Duck Paddler walks across the Cheese Finder River, just like another biblical figure had done a long time ago. Johnny Seed comes to town to spread his stuff. Wanda Gizzard blows up like a balloon when she is stung by a bee. A small Gila monster comes out of Toddy's mouth at a local eating place. Shank Edwards swallows a knife at the Down Trodden Cafe. Read about the Ghost ship that sailed into Mousetown Bay. Grandma Snouser turns into a large reptile. Why did the MTPD, the MOusetown Police, give headless mouse a traffic ticket for speeing in his car? Why is Bull Roar devoured by his close friend and training buddy at the gym, Throckmorton, a pet frog? These stories and many others are just waiting for you to take a gander at the read BUT REMEMBER, READ THE STORIES AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is some violence and death in some of the chapters.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Family Book Of Midrash

Author : Barbara Diamond Goldin
ISBN : 9780742579675
Genre : Religion
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This collection gives the reader a taste of the thousands of stories one can find in the treasure house of rabbinic literature. Some of these stories are humorous, some mysteriuos, some tense with drama or adventure, some filled with the joy of a miracle and the beauty of faith. All of these stories come from either the Talmud or the Midrash. This collection shows that these rabbinical stories are not old and outdated, but alive and timeless, for future generations to continue to enjoy.
Category: Religion