What would be a basic critical analysis of Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger? Please comment on theme, narrative trajectory, literary devices, and other important aspects of the novel.   

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Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger (French: L’Étranger, sometimes also translated as The Outsider), first published in 1942 at the height of World War II, was considered one of the great works of the French Existentialist movement. 

The narrator of the novel, Mersault, is what is known as a French Algerian, or "pied-noir " (literally: "black foot"), a person of French origin who lived in Algeria. This brings into play one of the major themes of the novel, that of French colonialism in North Africa. The French tended to see the Arabs as inferior, and in return were resented for their economic and...

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