Albert Camus: Elements of a Life by Robert Zaretsky

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Title: Albert Camus: Elements of a Life
Author: Robert Zaretsky
Category: Nonfiction
Date: 2010/
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
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ISBN10: 9780801448058

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“Like many others of my technology, I first learn Camus in highschool. I carried him in my backpack whereas touring throughout Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) troublesome intervals of my life. More not too long ago, I’ve carried him into college courses that I’ve taught, popping out of them with a renewed appreciation of his artwork. To ensure, my thought of Camus thirty years in the past scarcely resembles my thought of him immediately. While my admiration and attachment to his writings stay as nice as they have been way back, the explanations are extra sophisticated and demanding.” Robert Zaretsky On October 16, 1957, Albert Camus was eating in a small restaurant on Paris’s Left Bank when a waiter approached him with information: the radio had simply introduced that Camus had gained the Nobel Prize for Literature. Camus insisted that a mistake had been made and that others have been much more deserving of the honour than he. Yet Camus was already acknowledged all over the world because the voice of a technology a standing he had achieved with dizzying pace. He revealed his first novel, The Stranger, in 1942 and emerged from the warfare because the spokesperson for the Resistance and, though he persistently rejected the label, for existentialism. Subsequent works of fiction (together with the novels The Plague and The Fall), philosophy (notably, The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel), drama, and social criticism secured his literary and mental repute. And then on January 4, 1960, three years after accepting the Nobel Prize, he was killed in a automobile accident. In a e book distinguished by readability and fervour, Robert Zaretsky considers why Albert Camus mattered in his personal lifetime and continues to matter immediately, specializing in key moments that formed Camus’s growth as a author, a public mental, and a man. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular occasion: Camus’s go to to Kabylia in 1939 to report on the circumstances of the native Berber tribes; his determination in 1945 to signal a petition to commute the loss of life sentence of collaborationist author Robert Brasillach; his well-known quarrel with Jean-Paul Sartre in 1952 over the character of communism; and his silence in regards to the warfare in Algeria in 1956. Both engaged and fascinating, Albert Camus: Elements of a Life is a looking companion to a profoundly ethical and lucid author whose works present a information for these perplexed by the absurdity of the human situation and the world’s resistance to that means.

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