The OutsiderBook - 1983
'Camus was the conjunction of a man, an oeuvre and a destiny.'
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"As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself — so like a brother, really — I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate."
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This novel is also called "The Stranger", depending on who the translator is. It tells the story of a man named Meursault, who kills a man in cold blood shortly after his mother's death. This is an existentialist novel, and focuses on the absurd aspects of Meursault's life and trial.