Re: RARA-AVIS: James M. Cain and Albert Camus

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 15 Jun 2008

You're not the only one who's been wondering about that.

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Gonzalo Baeza <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Often I've read that Albert Camus allegedly used Cain's The Postman
> Always Rings Twice as inspiration to write The Stranger. I have been
> unable, however, to find one single quote from Camus or any piece of
> primary source information to back up this claim. Does anyone in this
> list know if this is fact or simply an apocryphal story?
> -Gonzalo Baeza.

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