Throughout his career and in the decades following his premature death in 1960, Albert Camus gained a large and avid international readership. He has also attracted the interest of scholars from many disciplines, specialists in literature, theater, philosophy, theology, political science, history, psychology, medicine, and law. This volume offers original contributions, while also reprinting a sampling of some of the more trenchant earlier essays about the man and his work. Essays discuss the reception of Camus's oeuvre, themes that have inspired discussion, points of continuing controversy, and Camus's own reaction to his hostile critics. Also discussed is his most famous work, The Stranger.