The Cambridge Companion to Camus (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Camus (Cambridge Companions to Literature)


Albert Camus is among the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one in all France's most generally learn sleek literary authors and one of many youngest winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. because the writer of L'Etranger and the architect of the thought of 'the Absurd' within the Forties, he shot to prominence in France and past. His paintings however attracted hostility in addition to acclaim and he used to be more and more drawn into sour political controversies, in particular the problem of France's position and position within the nation of his beginning, Algeria. so much lately, postcolonial experiences have pointed out in his writings a collection of preoccupations ripe for revisitation. Situating Camus in his cultural and historic context, this 2007 significant other explores his best-selling novels, his ambiguous engagement with philosophy, his theatre, his more and more high-profile paintings as a journalist and his mirrored image on moral and political questions that proceed to problem readers at the present time.

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