In short, albert camus' philosophies do not give in to speculative theory or abstract thinking, but relates to current events and , again, down-to-earth practical thinking -most of camus' literary works reflect his philosophies on absurdism. The hotel el-djazair, formerly known as the hotel saint-george, is an oasis of calm in the tense city of algiers a labyrinth of paved pathways winds through beds of hibiscus, cactuses and roses. The book looking for the stranger: albert camus and the life of a literary classic, alice kaplan is published by university of chicago press looking for the stranger: albert camus and the life of a literary classic, kaplan. In 1957, at the early age of 44, camus received the nobel prize for literature with characteristic modesty he declared that had he been a member of the awarding committee his vote would certainly have gone to andré malraux less than three years later he was killed in an automobile accident.
Looking for the stranger: albert camus and the life of a literary classic by alice kaplan university of chicago press, 288 pp by madeleine dobie in the spring of 1946, albert camus visited new york city. Albert camus (1913-1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director, novelist and author of short stories, political essayist and activist—and, although he more than once denied it, a philosopher. Albert camus: life is absurd, rebél, live, and try to die happy when i first read albert camus's the stranger as a college student in 1957, it went right over my head i was clueless as to what this book was about.
Reviewers have noted that the value of the journals is not in their descriptive power as travel documents, but in the insight they provide into camus's character and works they highlight aspects of the writer's personal life, such as his obsession with and fear of death and his guilt-ridden, but repeated, episodes of infidelity. Albert camus and the making of a literary classic, alice kaplan, university of chicago press support our journalism by subscribing to scroll+ here we welcome your comments at [email protected] Albert camus was born november 7, 1913, and reared in algeria, a country exposed to the blistering african sun and the plain by the mediterranean sea these roots — the sun and the sea — have spread into all of camus' writings — the novels, the plays, and the essays.
To enter into the literary world of albert camus, one must realize, first off, that one is dealing with an author who does not believe in god major characters in camus' fiction, therefore, can probably be expected either to disbelieve or to wrestle with the problem of belief. Albert camus biographical a lbert camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan french literature his origin in algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Camus' works have been translated from their original french into countless languages and are studied in philosophy classes across universities around the world he was awarded the nobel prize for literature in 1957. Both engaged and engaging, albert camus: elements of a life is a searching companion to a profoundly moral and lucid writer whose works provide a guide for those perplexed by the absurdity of the human condition and the world's resistance to meaning.
A recurrent theme in camus's literary works, which also shows up in his moral and political writings, is the character or perspective of the stranger or outsider meursault, the laconic narrator of the stranger , is the most obvious example. Albert camus was born on 7 november 1913 in dréan (then known as mondovi) in french algeria  his mother was of spanish descent and could only hear out of her left ear  his father, lucien, a poor agricultural worker of alsatian descent, was wounded in the battle of the marne in 1914 during. Whatever the reasons, camus' story line is ripe for geopolitical literary misinterpretation the main character, meursault, spends much of his life as the young george bush did, engaging in.
Brief lives albert camus (1913-1960) stephen c small looks at the life of one of philosophy's rebel heroes albert camus was born into poverty in mondovi, algeria, on november 7, 1913. Born on november 7, 1913 in the city of algiers, algeria, albert camus was raised in a poor working family dominated by a stern grandmother he never knew his father who died on the battlefield in 1914, at the beginning of wwi. Some of the most valuable insights into the heart of leadership don't come from the business aisle which offers insight into the always-relevant crisis of work-life by albert camus.
Thanks to elizabeth hawes' delightful and vibrant book, camus, a romance, camus, a romance and robert zaretsky's scholarly and insightful tome, albert camus: elements of a life camus, a talented writer and philosopher, has again risen from the literary ashes. But camus, the second-youngest recipient of the nobel prize in literature after rudyard kipling, addressed it with unparalleled courage of conviction and insight into the irreconcilable longings of the human spirit. Albert camus was a franco-algerian philosopher with some great insights on the meaning of life, why you should look to this life and not the next, and why suicide is a poor choice. Looking for the stranger: albert camus and the life of a literary classic by alice kaplan has an overall rating of positive based on 4 book reviews.