The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 31, 2012 - Literary Collections - 224 pages
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.
 

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In this essay published in 1942, Albert Camus sets out his theory of the “absurd.” According to the biographer Herbert Lottman, Camus intended this essay to be published as part of a cycle. The other ... Read full review

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Contents

THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS JIOC7HOOOWUJH
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ABSURD CREATION
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HoPE AND THE ABSURD
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THE MINOTAUR OR THE STOP
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Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger—now one of the most widely read novels of this century—in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

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