Albert Camus’s stranger was begun in 1938, completed in 1940 and first published in 1942. The novel portrays the character Meursault in the period from the date of Meursault mother died in a hospice for elderly until near death himself. The book is divided into two parts with 11 chapters, the narrative style of the life of my character – Meursault, a consular employee Secretary commodity sending.
He lived alone, received the news her mother died, “Mother died today. Or yesterday eh, I do not know. “He went to attend the funeral, and then back to work, go swimming, watch cinema, … hang out with people who love and murder at the beach. Meursault is condemned because there is no expression of a child who lost his mother (not regularly visit my mother, do not suffer, do not look at her one last time, drinking coffee and smoking before the coffins of the dead,
The strange past, Camus has created a character Meursault totally alien to himself, to the world, with death, with love and with all social relationships. In the meaninglessness of human life, on the way to death suspended, Meursault went through Unconscious, Mindfulness and finally Rebellion (Resistance).
“I’m exhausted, and threw himself down on the bed. I thought I was sleeping, because when I woke up saw the stars. Sounds of the countryside echoing in my head. The scent of night, by land, sea salt made my mind refreshed. That peaceful magic of this summer lazily rising like a tide in me. It was at that moment, it was at night’s end, howler whistle rang. The time has come farewell to the world that from now on, forever alien to me. For the first time since long shake, I think about her.
Apparently, I understood why the end of life, for themselves Mommy “mate”, why the mother wanted to start all again. There, around workhouse that lives extinct as a discontinued quiet melancholy. At close to death, she wanted to escape from it all and start again. No one, no one has the right to mourn his mother. Me too, I feel ready to start another life. As if anger were wiped frantically evil, hope in my exhaustive. Standing in front of a starry night sky and recording this omen, the first time I open up with that indifference of the world. I realize it’s too common, too close to you, I feel too happy and still happy. I only have so much desire to see the crowd of executions and cursing, so I do not feel isolated, so everything perfect. ”
Albert Camus was born on 11/07/1913 in Algeria; is a writer, philosopher French. His first work was L’Envers et l’essay Endroit (boys and surface), published in 1937. He is also the author of the famous novel L’Etranger (The strange, 1942), La Peste (Plague, 1947); Le Mythe de Sisyphe essay (Legendary Sisyphe, 1942), L’Homme Revolte (The rebellious, 1951) … Along with Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus is the most typical representative of existentialism.
Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957, he died on 04.01.1960 as a car accident.
L’Etranger novel to date statistics are 7 translation of the book had been printed: 1. The alien, Vo Lang translation, New Age, Saigon, 1965; 2. The Stranger, Duong Kien – Bui Ngoc solution, this life, Saigon, 1965; 3. The strange, Tuan Minh, translated, Living, Saigon, 1970; 4. Stranger, Le Thanh Hoang Dan – Mai Vi Phuc translation, Child, Saigon, 1973; 5. users, Duong Tuong Translation Publishing House. Literature, Hanoi, 1995; 6. The Stranger, Nguyen Van Dan translation, printed in collective irrational Literature Publishing House. Culture – Information, Hanoi, 2002; 7. strange, An Nguyen translated, Anthony & Torch Light, 2005.