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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 0141914173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

Summer in Algiers

Summer in Algiers Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780141022147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. three essays evoke different aspects of the place - the title essay The Minotaur and The Return to Tipasa.

Basic Writings of Existentialism

Basic Writings of Existentialism Book
Author : Gordon Marino
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 0307430677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo.

Resistance Rebellion and Death

Resistance  Rebellion  and Death Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN : 0307827852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus' rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.

The Rebel

The Rebel Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-09-19
ISBN : 0307827836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-07-28
ISBN : 9781535564496
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: "No. It requires revolt."

Lyrical And Critical Essays

Lyrical And Critical Essays Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0394708520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus's three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter."--The New York Times Book Review "A new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest."--The Nation

Dark Feelings Grim Thoughts

Dark Feelings  Grim Thoughts Book
Author : Robert C. Solomon
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-07-27
ISBN : 9780198040101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the same spirit as his most recent book, Living With Nietzsche, and his earlier study In the Spirit of Hegel, Robert Solomon turns to the existential thinkers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, in an attempt to get past the academic and political debates and focus on what is truly interesting and valuable about their philosophies. Solomon makes the case that--despite their very different responses to the political questions of their day--Camus and Sartre were both fundamentally moralists, and their philosophies cannot be understood apart from their deep ethical commitments. He focuses on Sartre's early, pre-1950 work, and on Camus's best known novels The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall. Throughout Solomon makes the important point that their shared interest in phenomenology was much more important than their supposed affiliation with "existentialism." Solomon's reappraisal will be of interest to anyone who is still or ever has been fascinated by these eccentric but monumental figures.

Existentialism

Existentialism Book
Author : Charles B. Guignon,Derk Pereboom
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9780872205956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Together with the editor's thoughtful introductions, the central existential writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre included in this volume make it the most substantial anthology of existentialism available. Without shortening any of the selections offered in the first edition, the second edition adds valuable context by presenting two additional selections by philosophers who had a profound impact on the development of existentialism: Hegel and Husserl.

Personal Writings

Personal Writings Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-08-04
ISBN : 0525567224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Nobel Prize winner's most influential and enduring personal writings, newly curated and introduced by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is unsurpassed among writers for a body of work that animates the wonder and absurdity of existence. Personal Writings brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope and depth of his interior life. Grappling with an indifferent mother and an impoverished childhood in Algeria, an ever-present sense of exile, and an ongoing search for equilibrium, Camus's personal essays shed new light on the emotional and experiential foundations of his philosophical thought and humanize his most celebrated works.

For the Time Being

For the Time Being Book
Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-05-19
ISBN : 0307477665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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National Bestseller "Beautifully written and delightfully strange...as earthy as it is sublime...in the truest sense, an eye-opener." --Daily News From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners. Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding. "Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human perspective of the world, past, present and future, and the individual's relatively inconsequential but ever so unique place in it."--Rocky Mountain News

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living Book
Author : Robert Zaretsky
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2013-11-07
ISBN : 0674728378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself, and those about him, to challenge the status quo. For Camus, rebellion against injustice is the human condition.

Camus and Sartre

Camus and Sartre Book
Author : Ronald Aronson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2004-01-03
ISBN : 9780226027968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Until now it has been impossible to read the full story of the relationship between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Their dramatic rupture at the height of the Cold War, like that conflict itself, demanded those caught in its wake to take sides rather than to appreciate its tragic complexity. Now, using newly available sources, Ronald Aronson offers the first book-length account of the twentieth century's most famous friendship and its end. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre first met in 1943, during the German occupation of France. The two became fast friends. Intellectual as well as political allies, they grew famous overnight after Paris was liberated. As playwrights, novelists, philosophers, journalists, and editors, the two seemed to be everywhere and in command of every medium in post-war France. East-West tensions would put a strain on their friendship, however, as they evolved in opposing directions and began to disagree over philosophy, the responsibilities of intellectuals, and what sorts of political changes were necessary or possible. As Camus, then Sartre adopted the mantle of public spokesperson for his side, a historic showdown seemed inevitable. Sartre embraced violence as a path to change and Camus sharply opposed it, leading to a bitter and very public falling out in 1952. They never spoke again, although they continued to disagree, in code, until Camus's death in 1960. In a remarkably nuanced and balanced account, Aronson chronicles this riveting story while demonstrating how Camus and Sartre developed first in connection with and then against each other, each keeping the other in his sights long after their break. Combining biography and intellectual history, philosophical and political passion, Camus and Sartre will fascinate anyone interested in these great writers or the world-historical issues that tore them apart.

Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus Quotes Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-07-13
ISBN : 9781535077934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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" The Best Albert Camus Quotation Book ever Published. Special Edition This book of Albert Camus quotes contains only the rarest and most valuable quotations ever recorded about Albert Camus, authored by a team of experienced researchers. Hundreds of hours have been spent in sourcing, editing and verifying only the best quotations about Albert Camus for your reading pleasure, saving you time and expensive referencing costs. This book contains over 39 pages of quotations which are immaculately presented and formatted for premium consumption. Be inspired by these Albert Camus quotes; this book is a niche classic which will have you coming back to enjoy time and time again. What's Inside: Contains only the best quotations on Albert Camus Over 39 pages of premium content Beautifully formatted and edited for maximum enjoyment Makes for the perfect niche gift for you or someone special Enjoy such quotes such as: A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. Albert Camus A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. Albert Camus A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. Albert Camus ... And much more! Click Add to Cart and Enjoy!"

The Stranger

The Stranger Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-08-08
ISBN : 0307827666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus Book
Author : Elliott M. Simon
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780838641163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The myth of Sisyphus symbolizes the archetypal process of becoming without the consolation of absolute achievement. It is both a poignant reflection of the human condition and a prominent framing text for classical, medieval, and renaissance theories of human perfectibility. In this unique reading of the myth through classical philosophies, pagan and Christian religious doctrines, and medieval and renaissance literature, we see Sisyphus, "the most cunning of human beings," attempting to transcend his imperfections empowered by his imagination to renew his faith in the infinite potentialities of human excellence."--BOOK JACKET.

The Fall Exile and the Kingdom

The Fall    Exile and the Kingdom Book
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1964
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of 2 stories dwelling on man's conscience when he is faced with evil

Albert Camus

Albert Camus Book
Author : John Foley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781844651412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing philosophy, literature, politics and history, John Foley examines the full breadth of Camus' ideas to provide a comprehensive and rigorous study of his political and philosophical thought and a significant contribution to a range of debates current in Camus research. 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 detailed discussion of Camus' writings for the newspaper "Combat", a systematic analysis of Camus' discussion of the moral legitimacy of political violence and terrorism, a reassessment of the prevailing postcolonial critique of Camus' humanism, and a sustained analysis of Camus' most important and frequently neglected work, "L'Homme revolte" (The Rebel).

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Book
Author : Ray Moore,Ray Moore M a
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-01-16
ISBN : 9781523431335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you want to really understand this demanding text? The Myth of Sisyphus is essential reading for anyone who wants fully to understand Camus' classic novel The Stranger. In one of the most important and influential philosophical statements of the twentieth century, Camus explores the plight of man condemned to live in an apparently meaningless universe. This book provides: - a clear introduction to the intellectual background and themes of The Myth of Sisyphus; - a commentary on each section of the text followed by a series of questions designed to promote thought and discussion; - a critical analysis of the text; and - a detailed bibliography. This Study Guide is designed to lead the reader to a deeper understanding of a text that challenges all of us to define the nature of the values by which we live.

The Complete Short Novels

The Complete Short Novels Book
Author : Anton Chekhov
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 030742829X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Steppe–the most lyrical of the five–is an account of a nine-year-old boy’s frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures–a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility–on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov’s work.