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Albert Camus
Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates... show more
Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times".
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Birth date: 1913-11-07
Died: 1960-01-04
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 6 months ago
As a sort-of preconception of The Stranger, A Happy Death is also its flip-side in which Mersault gets away with pre-meditated murder (as opposed to what we could say is, if I remember correctly, involuntary manslaughter in The Stranger.)While Mersault of A Happy Death is not yet the alienated and d...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 9 months ago
As a dilettante translator I find this book fascinating, even though I don’t read French. Literary texts are sacred and you cannot alter them; translations on the other hand are a more or less faithful reflection of the original text, but can be altered, changed, or renewed. Did Proust write "Reme...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 10 months ago
Detachment. Misunderstood. An outsider. The first time I read Albert Camus's The Outsider (also known as The Stranger for U.S. publication), I was recommended that this was his best work. With over a little 100 over pages, divided into two parts, this is a story of Meursault, a man that doesn't conn...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 1 year ago
Se taire, c'est laisser croire qu'on ne juge et ne désire rien, et, dans certains cas, c'est ne désirer rien en effet.Mais on envie ce qu'on n'a pas, tandis que le révolté défend ce qu'il est.De cette observation, on ne peut déduire que ceci: la révolte est le fait de l'homme informé, qui possède la...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 2 years ago
3-1/2 out of 5 stars. Translated from French.I purchased this audiobook because I'm into apocalyptic/dystopian books and thought from the cover that this is what the book would be about. It's slightly like that. There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in a town in Algeria which ends up being cut o...
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