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The Outsider or Nausea?
I vote The Outsider.
is it good?
i read many many years ago, when i was an angry young man. Now that im an angry old man, im not quite sure what i'd make of it now. I remember it being hard work, but very worthwhile.
but philosophers who write fiction can fuck off. allegories are for the most part shit.
and Zarathustra single-handedly proves it
or The Stranger as my version is.
but Jimmy Carter is smarter
Couldn't understand it that much as my french is terrible. Though in september i'm starting my degree in french+philosophy so I'm sure I will encounter them at some point. It's all very exciting.
I'll get back to you in a few years.
The outsider is great.
however i've got distracted by paul hegarty's masterful 'noise/music: a history.' which is amazing to say the least.
The lowest form of wit?
but Age of Reason over Outsider. But The Fall over Age of Reason. So Camus wins.
The Rebel = Nausea
I dunno, I mean Camus is hotter but Sartre has a hotter name. I'm trying to read Being and Nothingness and failing. Existentialism and Humanism is quite a snazzy speech though int it.
I dunno, I like them both.
I think my minor language will be French at UCL, even if it means having to spend my third year in Belgium.
SPIN OFF THREAD
but I like the Camus I've read.
as does L' Etranger. Actually Myth of Sisyphus beats Satre too. So Basically Camus FTW.
I have a Philosophy / Literature joint degree and thus on this topic MY WORD IS LAW.
for sure. He's more hopeful, varied, less wallowing and pretentious.
because he was a goalkeeper. we're a special breed that must stick together.
affection for the Autodidact, Im quite glad that someone has said that.
Id go for the Outsider, but there are certain images in Nausea that will stay with me, despite it not being that amazing. However, its certainly better than The Plague.