Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.
For December 15, Coté will read aloud from Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger.
Published in 1942 by French author Albert Camus, The Stranger has long been considered a classic of twentieth-century literature.
Summary: The first of Camus’ novels published in his lifetime, the story follows Meursault, an indifferent settler in French Algeria, who, weeks after his mother’s funeral, kills an unnamed Arab man in Algiers.
The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault’s first-person narrative before and after the killing Through this story of this ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on a sundrenched Algerian beach, Camus explores what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.”
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