Calígula: obra en cuatro actos

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Alianza Editorial, 1999 - Drama - 160 pages
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Reflexión sobre los problemas y obsesiones que nutrieron su creación literaria y teórica, CALÍGULA -obra gestada entre 1938 y 1942 y representada por vez primera en 1945- es una de las grandes piezas dramáticas de Albert Camus (1913-1960). En ella, los temas recurrentes del absurdo existencial, la enajenación metafísica, el sufrimiento del hombre y la lógica del poder reciben un despliegue dramático que discurre en paralelo a las novelas y ensayos de un autor cuyo talento y sensibilidad ética se centraron siempre en una indagación sobre la complejidad, la ambigüedad y la riqueza de la condición humana.

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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.