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  - Theo - Goodreads

This book changed my life. The affirmation of rebellion as a the only human response to an unjust world, rebellion even in the face of a seemingly unjust God, the warning that absolute freedom can be ... Read full review

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Very provocative exploration of mankind's spiritual, metaphysical, social, and political rebellions throughout history and the absurdity of it all. Camus explores mankind's Promethean struggle against ... Read full review


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

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