Sugestão de fim-de-semana / Weekend suggestion

Desafiar um amigo para aquele jogo de xadrez.
Challenge a friend to a chess game.

Experimentar um gorro novo.
Try a new bonnet.

E ler um livro.
And read a book.

L’Éstranger (1942), Albert Camus

“O Estrangeiro” revelou e consagrou definitivamente Camus como um verdadeiro “clássico” da literatura contemporânea. Romance estranho, desconcertante sob uma aparente singeleza estilística, nele se joga o destino de um homem que viveu a vida de acordo com a sua sensibilidade e a evidencia do absurdo de existir.

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Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society – a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider. For Meursault, this is an insult to his reason and a betrayal of his hopes; for Camus it encapsulates the absurdity of life.

In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the predicament of the individual who refuses to pretend and is prepared to face the indifference of the universe, courageously and alone.