IN AN ESSAY titled “Camus’s ‘Le Renegat’: An Allegory of the Existentialist of ” La Femme adultere” reveals that that recit also bears the mark of absur- .. Stirling, Elwyn F. “Albert Camus’s Adulterous Woman: A Consent to Dissolution. sistently than La Femme Adultère,2 the two ideas of which – “Γ absurd” and “la Gamus’s ideas, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt (New York. ). Albert Camus’s Adulterous Woman: A Consent to Dissolution. Elwyn F. Sterling. Structurally speaking, the various elements of “La Femme adultere” exist, as.

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Not part of metropolitan French culture, but not part of the native Arab world. This adiltere from the bible parallels Camus’ thinking on Capital Punishment as outlined in Reflections on the Guillotine. Posted in BooksFrench adultereeShort stories.

On one occasion a native woman enters and apparently offers herself to him sexually, which he is beginning to act on when the Sorcerer and other tribesmen enter, beat him up and then tear out his tongue, making him pass out with pain.

He is reduced to a condition of complete animality. Then, straining his eyes, he realises he can make out the figure of the Arab amid the vast stony waste of the desert. The next sentence could begin something like: I think it is Camus letting off steam in what amounts to a really long cry of agony.

There is too much going on here. But as word gets around fashionable Paris, critics and society ladies drop by his little apartment, followed by disciples asking his opinion of their work, the phone is ringing all the time with adultete to lunch or dinner, his wife produces one, two, three babies who are parked around the flat, bawling continuously, until Gilbert is living in a state of siege.

Next morning he makes them both breakfast and then orders lx Arab to get dressed and follow him. The couple stop at a hotel for the night and decide to visit a nearby fort.


The Adulterous Woman

Darus is not going to take him anywhere. The slave narrator decides to escape the House of the Fetish and kill the missionary. Similarly Janine is attracted to notions of primal vigor and power. Then the war came with its privations. But Janine is tormented by the lost years and the vanished opportunities. Marcel became obsessed by the business. He is on the path east to Tinguit, presumably to hand himself in.

Although this could also be interpreted as trying to shirk his responsibilities. The man adulteee the bus by whom she is briefly fixated is a soldier and the place where Janine is avultere with a sense of youth is a fort. The humid air was heavy. They had no children.

This article does not cite any sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Lassalle, tries to be friendly with his workers but they all resolutely silent. It was just a matter of carrying them over to the next harvest.

The Arab appears puzzled by this kindness but, after some hesitation, eats.

From time to time the horse stumbled. Daru is caught between two worlds. Now the Arab is docile, edgy, silent. He came zdultere to Algeria to preach the Word of God. How pleasant is the sound of a rifle butt on the face of goodness…. One novel which is not set in Algeria, The Fallset in Amsterdam and initially intended as another story in Exile and the Kingdomis similarly lacking in any native Dutch characters.

Contemporary readers had no difficulty reading it as a comment on the by now three years-old Algerian War which started in They get to a town and Janine tags along after Marcel as he tries to sell his wares to Arab merchants. Contrary to the title, at no point does Janine commit any physical act of adultery.

Works by Albert Camus. Namely, that no authority exists which is capable of passing judgment on another human being because no person possesses absolute innocence. Camus had a kind of gift for making everything he wrote seem pregnant with meaning, with allegory or symbolism.


Soon their joy rides in the car stopped, the outings to the seaside ceased. It is the first short story published in the volume Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus. A third interpretation simply picks up the theme of exile. This is described in an erotic manner, as if her adultery took place not with another man, but with the night itself in a temporarily empowering liberation from her constricting, married, subservient, and following life.

The narrator is imprisoned in this pitch black hut made of salt and mud and fed on grain thrown onto the floor, while defecating in a hole he gouges. Thus he shrugs off the duty imposed by the state and acts out his independence.

At the beginning of the story, Janine is described as basing her existence on her husband, that is, he needs her and so she has a reason to exist.

Daru breathes a long sigh of relief thinking his onerous responsibility is over.

The Adulterous Woman – Wikipedia

He heard, from his prison inside the House of the Fetish, French voices, apparently two army officers explaining that they are going to garrison twenty men outside the village to guarantee the safety of a Christian missionary who is on his way. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Not a breath, not a sound — except at intervals the muffled crackling of stones that the cold was reducing to sand — disturbed the solitude and silence surrounding Janine.

It is factual, descriptive, minimal, and yet pregnant with meaning. Now he is going to carry his weight in the procession which takes place tomorrow. The setting is bleak and elemental. The story begins with the couple on a business trip through Algeria by bus.