Albert Camus


Born
in Mondovi, Algeria
November 07, 1913

Died
January 04, 1960

Genre

Influences


Albert 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. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy (only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field), he came to France at the age of twenty-five. The man and the times met: Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat. But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time; in 1947 Camus retired from political journali ...more

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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
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Polls

June 2015 New School Classics Group Read

Which book would you like to read for our June 2015 New School group read?

1947, The Plague by Albert Camus, 308 pages
 
  9 votes, 20.9%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  7 votes, 16.3%

 
  6 votes, 14.0%

1989, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 637 pages
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  4 votes, 9.3%

1905, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 335 pages
 
  3 votes, 7.0%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  3 votes, 7.0%

 
  3 votes, 7.0%

1965, Stoner by John Williams, 288 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1904, The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 425 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1921, Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, 359 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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