26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World
The Stranger by Albert Camus. We all need a little existentialism in our lives. Enter The Stranger, which will make you question what really matters, in that nothing actually does. In this way, it can free you to stop feeling confined by traditional paths, and start living the way you actually want to.
Albert Camus par Cartier-Bresson. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~from The Stranger.
Albert Camus' The Outsider and its covers' stories - gallery
The Outsider (or The Stranger) by Albert Camus (1942) | A great introduction to existentialist thought. It had a profound effect on me. A simple plot that poses many questions... Meursault will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. After committing a random act of violence he finds himself in court. But is he on trial for the violence or his refusal to mourn? Essential.
Most of us have read The Stranger in high school. If you did not, I suggest you read this immediately. It goes by in a flash and it a classic story of an existential character who finds himself on trial for murder and condemned for his detached and nihilistic manner.