The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 31, 2012 - Literary Collections - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Just a few points: Camus articulates well what many people think or feel, whether you accept or reject those thoughts, and he follows them to their logical end; he references existential philosophers ... Read full review

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User Review  - trilliams - LibraryThing

One must imagine Sisyphus happy, and me hammered. Really though, reading The Myth of Sisyphus is like freebasing pure Camus philosophy. It's his great novels without the narratives, and it's a great ... 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
124
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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