Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of His Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium. (Faux Titre)

Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of His Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium. (Faux Titre)


within the first decade of a brand new century, this number of bilingual essays examines Camus's carrying on with acceptance for a brand new iteration of readers. In an important respects, the realm Camus knew has replaced past all acceptance: decolonization, the autumn of the Iron Curtain, a brand new period of globalization and the increase of recent types of terrorism have all provoked a reconsideration of Camus's writings. If the Absurd as soon as struck a selected chord, Meursault is as most probably now to be noticeable as a colonial determine who expresses the alienation of the settler from the land of his delivery. but this expanding orthodoxy also needs to take account of the explanations why a brand new neighborhood of Algerian readers have embraced Camus. both, as soon as remoted due to his anti-Communist stance, Camus has been taken up by way of disaffected contributors of the Left, confident that new different types of totalitarianism are out of the country on the earth. This quantity, which levels from interpretations of Camus's literary works, his journalism and his political writings, might be of curiosity to all these looking to reconsider Camus's paintings within the gentle of moral and political matters which are of continuous relevance this day.

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