Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679720201, 144pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 1989
Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
Ward is a poet, critic, and translator. He was educated at Stanford, University College in Dublin (where he was a Fulbright Scholar), and Columbia. He taught several years at the Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York.
“The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward’s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus’s stoical anti-hero and devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity.” –from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie