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By Philip Thody (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0333437047

ISBN-13: 9780333437049

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ISBN-13: 9780333437056

ISBN-10: 1349199060

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Another critic, Ghani Merad, has also argued that the macho style of behaviour common among French Algerian males forbade them to cry in public, and suggested that this was a side effect of the Arab influence on them. It would certainly fit in much better with an attempt on Camus's part to depict a typical inhabitant of Algeria than with any experiment in autobiography. Camus's affection for his mother was probably the strongest emotion in his life. 54 It would also, on this reading, be Meursault the typical North African male who does not mind arranging for an Arab woman to be beaten up.

Another critic, Ghani Merad, has also argued that the macho style of behaviour common among French Algerian males forbade them to cry in public, and suggested that this was a side effect of the Arab influence on them. It would certainly fit in much better with an attempt on Camus's part to depict a typical inhabitant of Algeria than with any experiment in autobiography. Camus's affection for his mother was probably the strongest emotion in his life. 54 It would also, on this reading, be Meursault the typical North African male who does not mind arranging for an Arab woman to be beaten up.

Again there was the sound of water and the flute amidst the silence and the heat. ' I answered, 'All right. ' Raymond started getting a bit worked up. The other Arab was still playing and both of them were watching Raymond's every movement. 'No,' I said to Raymond, 'take him on hand to hand and give me your gun. '31 I t is nevertheless the presence of this revolver in his pocket which is Meursault's undoing. In order to escape from all the talk which follows the fight that does eventually take place between the Arabs and the Europeans, he goes for a walk on the beach.

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