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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User Review  - David O'Neill - Goodreads

A fascinating insight into the mythology and motivation of rebellion. The philosophy of Camus is of its time but resonated with me as I saw in myself many of the rebellious traits he describes. Read full review

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User Review  - Antanas Dapkus - Goodreads

Can't say that I was the perfect reader for this one but it briefly touched Russia as a country mentality which was very interesting to me now as a Lithuanian witnessing Russian aggression in Europe. Read full review


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

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