Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1946
Genre Fiction
Origin France
Publisher Vintage
ISBN-10 0679720200
My Copy throwaway paperback
First Read January 28, 2016

The Stranger

Adding this to the list of French authors that I have no resonance with. But this could be less about being French, and more about being Modern - it's from 1946, after all. Meh.

Noted on February 5, 2016

It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe.

To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.

Quoted on February 5, 2016

If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.

Quoted on February 5, 2016

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