Jun 15, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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About 'The Stranger' (1942, Algeria)
The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. 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." Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of existentialism, though Camus did not consider himself an existentialist; in fact, its content explores various philosophical schools of thought, including (most prominently and specifically) absurdism, as well as determinism, nihilism, naturalism, and stoicism.
Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger–now one of the most widely read novels of this century. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. The Stranger is listed as one of the 100 best books of the century according to French newspaper Le Monde.
(Sources: Google Books & Wikipedia)
See link for book below!
About Ciro's Speakeasy
Too bad we aren't reading the Great Gatsby because this hidden Tampa gem, which specializes in prohibition era drinks, would fit the bill perfectly! Go to their Facebook page to learn more about this cool joint. In the meantime, let me secure the reservation and password we'll need to get in and read the directions on getting there carefully because Ciro's can be hard to find!