By Albert Camus
In his first novel, a contented loss of life, written whilst he was once in his early twenties and retrieved from his deepest papers following his dying in 1960, Albert Camus laid the root for The Stranger, focusing in either works on an Algerian clerk who kills a guy in chilly blood. yet he additionally published himself to an quantity that he by no means may in his later fiction. For if a cheerful dying is the learn of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his lifestyles, it's also a remarkably candid portrait of its writer as a tender man.
As the radical follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's condo -- after which, fleeing, in a trip that takes him via phases of exile, hedonism, privation, and loss of life -it provides us a glimpse into the mind's eye of 1 of the nice writers of the 20 th century. For here's the younger Camus himself, in love with the ocean and sunlight, enraptured via ladies but disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of motion and ethical accountability that may make him relevant to the concept of our time.
Translated from the French by means of Richard Howard
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A Happy Death by Albert Camus