Lyrical and critical essays

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Knopf, 1968 - Fiction - 365 pages
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'The literary output of Albert Camus was exceptionally concentrated and well organized, so that each part of it throws light on other parts....Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and on his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter.'-John Weightman, The New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

There are two sides of Camus on show here in this wonderful collection of essays; the Lyrical essays mostly dwell on his love for his native Algeria and his celebration of Mediterranean culture, while ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jobie - Goodreads

I am a big Camus fan. His lyrical essays are engaging and beautiful. He's moderately easy-to-read and his ideas beautifully brought though sometimes complex understand. They are not obtuse. They can ... Read full review

Contents

H NUPTIALS Noces 1938
63
HI SUMMER LEt0 1954
107
The Almond Trees
134
Copyright

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About the author (1968)

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.

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