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The Existential Camus

5out of 5

by artzau on September 6, 2012

The Stranger is, alas, the title which is most often used for L'Étranger, the novel written by the randy Albert Camus, but that's misleading as the meaning in French is 'The Foreigner,' or by metaphoric implication, one can say, 'The Outsider.'

The individual and society was one of the issues that came out of mid 20th century French Existentialism and Structuralism. Writers such as Camus and Arabal took the notions of Satre, Foucault and Lacan to great lengths in looking at the underlying social and psychological issues that affect people in their social settings. Here, Camus looks at an individual and his alientation from the larger social group using the story as a model.
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