[UCP Books]: Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic by Alice Kaplan

 

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

 

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

 

 

Looking for The Stranger

Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

Alice Kaplan

 

 

Publication date: April 3 978-0-226-56536-1 

 


 

“Remarkable cultural history. . . . Kaplan is one of the few writers with the literary, biographical, and historical skills—and the audacity—to take on a project like Looking for ‘The Stranger.’ Her range is magnificent, her critical vision impeccable.”

Lit Hub

 

“Fascinating. . . . Engrossing.”

Library Journal, starred review

 

“Alice Kaplan . . . has written the life of a book, its birth. . . . A renewed journey to rediscover The Stranger.”

Kamel Daoud, Le Point

 

“To this new project, Kaplan brings equally honed skills as a historian, literary critic, and biographer. . . . In an epilogue, Ms. Kaplan goes a step further and looks for the identity of the Arab involved in the real-life altercation that inspired the novel’s pivotal scene. What she learns about him is fascinating, and how she writes about parallels between him and Camus is a lovely example of her own imaginative powers and stylish prose. . . . Reading The Stranger is a bracing but somewhat bloodless experience. Ms. Kaplan has hung warm flesh on its steely bones.”

New York Times

 

Alice Kaplan is the author of numerous books, including Dreaming in French, The Interpreter, French Lessons, and The Collaborator, the last of which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is available for interviews.

 

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