Thursday, 22 July 2010
Albert Camus , The Outsider (L'Etranger) - Books that Made a Difference 2
"The Outsider" ("L'Etranger" or "The Stranger") really did 'make a difference'.
Camus is one of those writers to whom I return again and again, one of the few writers who captured the spirit of the Mediterranean, especially in his notebooks/diaries, short stories and lyrical essays (like "Summer in Algiers").
Here he is, reading from "The Outsider": the voice of Albert Camus
And a very short film that sums up his philosophy of the Absurd in 25 seconds!
I sometimes think that the suburb of Belcourt in Algiers must have had a lot in common with Mandouki in Corfu, as it was.