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“L’hôte,” a short story by Albert Camus, was published in 1957 in his Exile and the Kingdom collection. The French word “hôte” can mean either “guest” or “host,” and therefore the title is sometimes translated into English as “The Guest” and sometimes as “The Host.” The story relates the dilemma of Daru, an Algerian schoolmaster in a remote area of the countryside, who is asked to house an accused murderer for the night and take him to the authorities in the morning.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PQ2605.A3734



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Albert Camus. 1989.

                       Call Number: PQ2605.A3734 Z546

  • Braun, Lev. Witness of Decline. 1974.

                       Call Number: PQ2605.A3734 Z553

  • Gioia, Dana (ed.). The Art of the Short Story. 2006.

                      Call Number: PN6120.2.A73 2006

  •  Knapp, Bettina. (ed.). Critical Essays on Albert Camus. 1988.

                      Call Number: PQ2605.A3734 Z6288 1988

  • Rhein, Phillip. Albert Camus. 1989.

                      Call Number: PQ2605.A3734 Z734 1989



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Camus, Albert



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 9, pg. 144-5

o   Vol. 14, pg. 114

o   Vol. 63, pg. 71

o   Vol. 69, pg. 135

  • Critical Survey of Short FictionCall Number: REF PN3321.C7 2001

o   Vol. 2, pg. 430-1

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1669-71

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330.S386

o   Vol. 4, pg. 84-106

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321.S5

o   Vol. 9, pg. 103, 105, 109-11, 113, 118-9, 120-6, 128, 135

o   Vol. 76, pg. 2-8, 10-15, 17-23, 25, 33, 35-9, 43-4, 46, 48-9



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