The myth of Sisyphus, and other essays

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Literary Collections - 212 pages
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Essays deal with nihilism and the problem of suicide

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The prose voluntarily revels in unfocused loftiness. - Goodreads
Superb insight into human nature. - Goodreads
Camus is a brilliant writer and thinker. - Goodreads
Reading Camus, you wish for Nietzsche's prose. - Goodreads
The book, the writer and the man. - Goodreads
In the introduction to my copy the... - Goodreads

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The world is inhuman and indifferent to the human mind. This is the divorce that is present between what the mind expects and what the mind finds. This is what Camus calls the absurd. "All knowledge ... Read full review

Review: The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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If you're like me, you're interested in reading The Myth of Sisyphus because the ideas expressed in The Stranger resonated with you and you wanted to explore Camus' thoughts further. In that case, I ... Read full review



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Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He spent the early years of his life in North Africa, where he worked at various jobs--in a weather bureau, in an automobile supply firm, in a shipping company--to help pay for his courses at the University of Algiers. He went on to become a journalist, and from 1935 to 1938 he ran the Theatre de l'Equipe, a theatrical company that produced plays by Malraux, Gide, Synge, Dostoyevsky, and others. During World War II he was one of the leading writers of the French Resistance and editor of Combat, then an important underground newspaper. His fiction, including "The Stranger," "The Plague," "The Fall," and "Exile and the Kingdom"; his philosophical essays, "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Rebel"; and his plays have assured his preeminent position in modern letters. In 1957 Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.
Carol Cosman has translated works by Balzac and Simone de Beauvoir from the French as well as JeanPaul Sartre's biography of Flaubert.

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