August Book Club: The Stranger

Board Room, Lodi Public Library

Join Emily for an in-person discussion of The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Known for its disturbing internal dialogue and as Albert Camus’ masterpiece, “The Stranger” is a physiological thriller that explores what Camus termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life.

“The Stranger” is a strikingly intense work of fiction.  Matthew Ward’s translation of this French classic will enable readers to appreciate why Camus’s stoic anti-hero and devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western melancholy, and one of the cleverest promoters of literature in ambiguity.

cover of The Stranger showing alternating black and white lines radiating from the title