When I first read Albert Camus’ The Stranger as a college student in 1957, it went right over my head. I was clueless as to what this book was about. When I revisited it 25 years later, I was so taken by Camus that I soon read everything that he had written which had been published in English.

Born in Algeria in 1913, Camus became the editor of the French Resistance underground newspaper Combat in Paris during World War II and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He died in an automobile accident on 4 January 1960. A card-carrying agnostic who struggled with Christianity throughout ...


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