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Albert Camus: His Life in Pictures & Documents
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Albert Camus: His Life in Pictures & Documents

Albert Camus, Marcelle Mahasela, Catherine Camus, Joseph Laredo

Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, died in a car crash in 1960. He was 46. He left a substantial but unfinished oeuvre of exceptional beauty and power. Writer, journalist, thinker, playwright and producer,...

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Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
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Albert Camus: Elements of a Life

Robert Zaretsky

Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) difficult periods...

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Camus at  Combat: Writing 1944-1947
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Camus at Combat: Writing 1944-1947

Albert Camus, Jacqueline Levi-Valensi, Arthur Goldhammer, David Carroll

Presents Albert Camus' WWII resistance and early postwar writings published in Combat, the resistance newspaper where he served as editor-in-chief and editorial writer. These writing depict issues ranging from the liberation,...

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The First Man
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The First Man

Albert Camus, David Hapgood, Catherine Camus

The 'first man' is Jacques Cormery, whose poverty-stricken childhood in Algiers is made bearable by his love for his silent and illiterate mother, and by the teacher who transforms his view of the world. This book gives profound...

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A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning
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A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning

Robert Zaretsky

Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus - absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation - the author portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself,...

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Algerian Chronicles
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Algerian Chronicles

Albert Camus

Originally published in French: Paris: Gallimard, 1958.

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Albert Camus
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Albert Camus

Steven G. Kellman

Throughout his career and in the decades following his premature death in 1960, Albert Camus gained a large and avid international readership. He has also attracted the interest of scholars from many disciplines, specialists in...

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Albert Camus: A Life
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Albert Camus: A Life

Olivier Todd

In this vibrant, engaging biography, Todd writes a luminously human portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning writer who stands among the most influential literary figures of our time. of photos.

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Albert Camus' Critique of Modernity
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Albert Camus' Critique of Modernity

Ronald D. Srigley

Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus' contributions to political and cultural analysis make him one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. Camus' writing has been heavily researched and analyzed in academia, with many...

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Albert Camus: The Artist in the Arena
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Albert Camus: The Artist in the Arena

Emmett Parker

The words of this principled French writer and philosopher, who was born in Algeria, ring strongly today.

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Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
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Albert Camus: Elements of a Life

Robert Zaretsky

Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) difficult periods...

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The Outsider
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The Outsider

Albert Camus, Sandra Smith

Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his...

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Algerian Chronicles
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Algerian Chronicles

Albert Camus, Arthur Goldhammer, Alice Kaplan

An exploration of the author's commitment to Algeria. It is an analysis of the dead end of terrorism.

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Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence
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Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

Matthew H. Bowker

What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand...

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The Rebel
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The Rebel

Albert Camus, Olivier Todd, Anthony Bower

An essay on the nature of human revolt, this book makes a critique of communism, how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It also questions two events held sacred by the left wing, the...

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Caligula and Other Plays: Caligula; Cross Purpose; The Just; The Possessed
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Caligula and Other Plays: Caligula; Cross Purpose; The Just; The Possessed

Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert

Reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in author's search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself.

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Exile and the Kingdom: Stories
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Exile and the Kingdom: Stories

Albert Camus, Carol Cosman

Explores the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance. This book evokes beautiful but harsh landscapes, whether the shimmering deserts of author's native Algeria or the wild, mysterious jungles...

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The Fall
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The Fall

Albert Camus, Robin Buss

Offers a portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, this novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - and our innocence that, once...

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The Myth of Sisyphus
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The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien, James Wood

Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? In this book, the author argues if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. It also...

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The Outsider
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The Outsider

Albert Camus

Meursault is different. He will not lie. He will not pretend. He is true to himself. So when his mother dies and he is unmoved, he refuses to do the proper thing and grieve. Returning to Algiers after the funeral, he carries on...

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The Plague
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The Plague

Albert Camus, Tony Judt

'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.' It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When...

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The Plague
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The Plague

Albert Camus, Tony Judt, Robin Buss

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. This title tells the story of...

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Exile and the Kingdom
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Exile and the Kingdom

Albert Camus

These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O'Brien.

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The Myth of Sisyphus
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The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus

Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? In this book, the author argues if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. It also...

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The Plague
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The Plague

Albert Camus

Political classics from Thinking --Cover.

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Outsider, The
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Outsider, The

Albert Camus, Peter Dunwoodie, Joseph Laredo

An EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CLASSICS edition about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in colonial Algeria. From the author of THE FIRST MAN and THE PLAGUE.

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The Outsider
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The Outsider

Albert Camus, Sandra Smith

Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his...

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The Stranger
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The Stranger

Albert Camus, Matthew Ward

Story of a man who commits a pointless murder, in which the author asks if there is a God or just a cold indifferent universe.

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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt
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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

John Foley

Argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can best be understood through a thorough understanding of the concepts of 'the absurd' and 'revolt' as well as the relation between them. This book includes a discussion of Camus'...

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The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays
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The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays

Albert Camus

Brings together a collection of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's novels, short stories, and essays, including The Plague, a tale of survival and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic, and The Fall, in which a French...

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Albert Camus the Algerian: Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice
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Albert Camus the Algerian: Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice

David Carroll

In these original readings of Albert Camus' novels, short
stories, and political essays, David Carroll concentrates on Camus'
conflicted relationship with his Algerian background and finds
important critical insights into...

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Albert Camus, the Algerian: Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice
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Albert Camus, the Algerian: Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice

David Carroll

Presents a reading of Albert Camus' novels, short stories, and political essays. This work focuses on Camus' conflicted relationship with his Algerian background and finds important critical insights into questions of justice, the...

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Albert Camus and the Political Philosophy of the Absurd: Ambivalence, Resistance, and Creativity
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Albert Camus and the Political Philosophy of the Absurd: Ambivalence, Resistance, and Creativity

Matthew H. Bowker

This book demonstrates that Albert Camus' concept of absurdity is best understood when decoupled from what might be called its ontological aspirations. Rather than pretend that absurdity usefully describes 'the human condition,'...

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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt
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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

John Foley

Argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can best be understood through a thorough understanding of the concepts of 'the absurd' and 'revolt' as well as the relation between them. This book includes a discussion of Camus'...

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The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus: Two Study Guides
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The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus: Two Study Guides

Ray Moore M a

'The Myth of Sisyphus' provides Camus' philosophical introduction to 'The Stranger'. As such, understanding of this text will greatly enhance the reading of 'The Stranger'. This book provides two separate study guides to support...

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Ces Forces Obscures de l'Ame: Women, Race and Origins in the Writings of Albert Camus
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Ces Forces Obscures de l'Ame: Women, Race and Origins in the Writings of Albert Camus

Christine Margerrison

This is the first major investigation of Camus's prose fiction to explore the developing presentation of women, from the author's earliest writings to his last, unfinished novel. Avoiding the traditional relegation of this subject...

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The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction
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The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction

Ray Moore M a

A critical introduction to The Stranger by Albert Camus (as translated by Matthew Ward) suitable for students from high school up to undergraduate level as well as for the general reader.

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Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt
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Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt

John Cruickshank

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Albert Camus in New York
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Albert Camus in New York

Herbert R. Lottman

When Albert Camus arrived in New York he was all but unknown on foreign shores -- our shores for example. The Stranger, his first influential novel, was to be published only during his American visit. University specialists knew...

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Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of His Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium
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Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of His Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Christine Margerrison, Mark Orme, Lissa Lincoln

In the first decade of a new century, this collection of bilingual essays examines Camus's continuing popularity for a new generation of readers. In crucial respects, the world Camus knew has changed beyond all recognition:...

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Albert Camus as Political Thinker: Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt
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Albert Camus as Political Thinker: Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt

Samantha Novello

An intense genealogical reconstruction of Camus's political thinking challenging the philosophical import of his writings as providing an alternative, aesthetic understanding of politics, political action and freedom outside and...

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Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism
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Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

Albert Camus, Ronald Srigley

Contemporary scholarship tends to view Albert Camus as a modern, but he himself was conscious of the past and called the transition from Hellenism to Christianity the true and only turning point in history. For Camus, modernity...

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Albert Camus: a Biography: A Biography
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Albert Camus: a Biography: A Biography

Herbert R. Lottman

Lottman's Albert Camus was the first and remains the definitive biography -- even in France. John Leonard, New York Times: What emerges from Mr. Lottman's tireless devotions is a portrait of the artist, the outsider, the humanist...

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Albert Camus Aujourd'hui: De L'Etranger au Premier Homme Preface de Gilles Bousquet
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Albert Camus Aujourd'hui: De L'Etranger au Premier Homme Preface de Gilles Bousquet

Alek Baylee Toumi

Le 04 janvier 1960, Albert Camus s'en allait un peu dans un tragique accident de voiture a l'age de 47 ans. Quatre annees auparavant, il etait l'un des plus jeunes ecrivains a recevoir le prix Nobel de litterature pour toute son...

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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt
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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

John Foley

A study of Camus' political and philosophical thought and a significant contribution to a range of debates in Camus research. It argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can be understood through an understanding of the...

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El Extranjero
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El Extranjero

Albert Camus, Editora Continental

El extranjero es una de las obras mas relevantes del escritor frances Albert Camus. Esta obra transcurre en Argelia, a mediados del siglo XX y narra la historia de Meursault -personaje central- quien, pese a cualquier...

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El Mito de Sisifo
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El Mito de Sisifo

Albert Camus

Premio Nobel de la Literatura en 1957, Albert Camus, nacido en Africa del Norte en 1913 y muerto en Paris, en 1960, se manifesto al gran publico con una novela breve, El extranjero, que en poco tiempo adquirio resonancia...

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The Fastidious Assassins
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The Fastidious Assassins

Albert Camus

Presents a critique of communism and how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain. This work examines the revolutions in France and Russia, and argues that since they were both guilty of producing tyranny and corruption, hope for...

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