She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart.' Camus's writing confronts the great philosophical dilemmas of our time with piercing clarity.
These three powerful and evocative stories are heavy with the weight of the human condition, and rich with atmosphere.
In them, an ageing labourer, a woman travelling in North Africa with her husband, and a schoolteacher tasked with transporting a prisoner each face their own moral crises. This book contains The Adulterous Woman, The Silent Men and The Guest.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/02/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141195841
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Review by -Cee-
Three seemingly unrelated short stories dealing with separate moral dilemmas. Camus writes beautifully about the courage to deal with moral issues, the struggle, and imperfect choices.Descriptive writing, thought-provoking, clear and challenging... I am not going to tell you the stories. Don't want to spoil or influence interpretations which will be personal for everyone.