The Stranger

Ranked #2 in Existential, Ranked #2 in Frenchsee more rankings.

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in English in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward. less

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David Heinemeier Hansson Seminal novel on existentialism and the absurd by Albert Camus from 1946. Explores that feeling of disconnectedness from society, its norms, and the absurdity of every day life. Striking first-person account in a powerful, direct language. (Source)

Kyle Maynard [Kyle Maynard said this is one of his most-recommended books.] (Source)

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