Intro to Camus

Intro to Camus


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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus wrote novels and nonfiction studies that many regard as essential texts of existential philosophy. Although Camus repudiated the existentialist label, much of his writing is concerned with the Absurd and humanity’s quest for purpose in a world devoid of meaning.

Intro to Camus offers readers a provocative look at this multifaceted intellectual and his literary legacy. Through a dynamic blending of incisive prose and edgy graphic art, it provides a detailed biographical study of a man whose impoverished childhood in Algeria and experience as a fighter with the French Resistance during World War II helped to shape his unique world view and the personal philosophy that gave rise to The Stranger, one of the best-selling novels of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435116191
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Intro to Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Zane Mairowitz has written operas and plays for radio that have won him the Sony Prize, the Prix Italia Special Prize, and the Prix Europa.

Alain Korkos lives in Paris, where he works as a novelist and illustrator.

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