You Should Read Camus’ ‘The Stranger’ If you have not yet

Albert Camus's The strangerI had not read Albert Camus before; but last week I got “The Stranger” from the library… a masterpiece on the Philosophy of the absurd… As we follow the title character ‘Meursault’ attending his mother’s funeral, committing a murder, standing trial and awaiting verdict we are made to think over and over again… about Life, Death, Correctness, wrong doing, the world, justice, friendship, love…. and so on

It is a pretty small book for the vastness of its thoughts; but in these few pages, he has opened a lot… May be because I am reading Camus so late in life, and the fact that there are many who have followed his footsteps we will at times we have read Camus even before…

I would recommend this as an important read for everyone and to give you that needed push here are some quotes from the book…

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”

“There is not love of life without despair about life.”

“If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.”

“I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings.”

And finally to make sure you read Albert Camus here is one of his quotes
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion”

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