© 1992

Camus’s L’Etranger: Fifty Years on

  • Adele King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: After Fifty Years, Still a Stranger

  3. Contexts and Influences on L’Etranger

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Emmanuel Roblès
      Pages 18-23
    3. Jean Daniel
      Pages 24-35
  4. The Reception of L’Etranger and its Influence on Other Writers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Albert Wendt
      Pages 48-50
    3. Vilas Sarang
      Pages 51-58
    4. David Bradby
      Pages 65-75
    5. Hélène Poplyansky
      Pages 76-88
    6. Christiane Achour
      Pages 89-100
  5. Textual Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Gilbert D. Chaitin
      Pages 125-138
    3. Vicki Mistacco
      Pages 152-169
    4. Jan Rigaud
      Pages 183-192
  6. Comparative Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Deborah Clarke, Christiane P. Makward
      Pages 194-208
    3. John Fletcher
      Pages 209-220
    4. Olivier Todd
      Pages 244-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 252-255

About this book


These essays on L'Etranger celebrate its continuing influence throughout the world. Contributors come from Algeria, Samoa, India, Russia, France, Britain and the United States. Included are essays by prominent French and English-language authors for whom the novel has been an influential expression of contemporary sensibility. Other essays include feminist interpretations of Meursault, studies of Camus's narrative form, and explorations of the Algerian setting of the novel. Comparative studies show Camus's relation to the New Novel, to Greene and Orwell, to Jules Roy, and to Sartre.


Britain causality feminism France French George Orwell India interpret irony Jean-Paul Sartre metaphysics novel rhetoric sensibility Soviet Union

Editors and affiliations

  • Adele King
    • 1
  1. 1.Ball State UniversityMuncieUSA

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