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  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

The Rebel is one of Camus' longer and less accessible works. It deals with the idea of the "Rebel" – the man who says "no", who starts to think for himself and refuses to be complicit in the current ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

I hated the Stranger, but found the Rebel rather easier to engage with. Perhaps it was the lack of faux-narrative. Perhaps I'm just older and wiser. There are sections here that read more like Wilde ... Read full review


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

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