Laguna Beach Books Book Club Meeting Wednesday February 17 2016

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Laguna Beach Books monthly Book Club is Wednesday February 17 2016 at 6:30pm.

Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 South Coast Highway.

Laguna Beach Books February 2016 Selection is : The Stranger by Albert Camuswas.

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.

Albert Camuswas born in Algeria in 1913.
During World War II, he joined the Resistance movement in Paris, then became editor-in-chief of the newspaper Combat during the Liberation.
A novelist, playwright, and essayist, he is most famous for his novels The Stranger and The Plague.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

Laguna Beach Books Book Club is on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

Everyone is welcomed to attend.

This is a Laguna Beach free community event.

Laguna Beach Books March 16 2016 Book Club

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud.

He was the brother of the Arab killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name Musa and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his broken heart, on his anger with men desperate for a god, and on his disarray when faced with a country that has so disappointed him. A stranger among his own people, he wants to be granted, finally, the right to die.
“The Stranger “is of course central to Daoud’s story, in which he both endorses and criticizes one of the most famous novels in the world. A worthy complement to its great predecessor, “The Meursault Investigation “is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice.

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