The rebel: an essay on man in revolt

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Vintage Books, 1984 - History - 306 pages
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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.

Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

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Be comforted and challenged by The Rebel's final words: Then we understand that rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Those who find no rest in God or in history are condemned to live ... Read full review

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Contents

The Rebel
13
Metaphysical Rebellion
23
THE SONS OF CAIN
26
Copyright

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Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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