Lyrical and critical essays

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Knopf, 1968 - Fiction - 365 pages
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'The literary output of Albert Camus was exceptionally concentrated and well organized, so that each part of it throws light on other parts....Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and on his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter.'-John Weightman, The New York Times Book Review.

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Review: Lyrical and Critical Essays

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

This collection truly is a gem for anyone interested in Camus' thought. You will not find anything necessarily original here. As a matter of face, it may feel at times that you are hearing from a ... Read full review

Review: Lyrical and Critical Essays

User Review  - Ra - Goodreads

A continuation of this author's and thinker's impressions, observations, critiques, and opinions. There are a couple to a few essays repeated from other anthologies; but overall, the added material ... Read full review


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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.

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