Is The Stranger by Albert Camus considered timeless and universal? Why?

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Albert Camus's The Stranger is considered timeless and universal because it is an existential text which deals with the intrinsic nature of life, the insignificance of the individual, life's absurdity, and accompanying alienation--all of which are themes prevalent in many literary works.

Much like Hemingway's stoic protagonists, Mersault tries to squeeze from life what he can because only nothingness waits at the end of life; it is in the living of life that one carves...

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