Arts & Humanities

‘Looking over Albert Camus’ shoulder’: Kaplan offers a biography of ‘The Stranger’

“The Stranger,” Albert Camus’ classic novel, which is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary in print, almost wasn’t published. Alice Kaplan, the John M. Musser Professor of French, recounts this near miss in her most recent book “Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic,” which is a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.