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The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 36,5 MB
Release : 2012-10-31
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0307827828

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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.

The Myth of Sisyphus

Author : Elliott M. Simon
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Page : 622 pages
File Size : 31,84 MB
Release : 2007
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780838641163

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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

Camus and Sartre

Author : Ronald Aronson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 45,18 MB
Release : 2004-01-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780226027968

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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.

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 50,85 MB
Release : 2012-10-31
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0307827852

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • Twenty-three political essays that focus on the victims of history, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. 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." 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 Poems of Nakahara Chūya

Author : Chūya Nakahara
Publisher : Gracewing Publishing
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 20,70 MB
Release : 1993
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780852442555

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Acclaimed English translation of poems by one of the most gifted and colourful of Japan's early modern poets: Nakahara Chuya. Now ranked among the finest Japanese verse of the 20th century, influenced by both Symbolism and Dada, he created lyrics renowned for their songlike eloquence, their personal imagery and their poignant charm.

Summer in Algiers

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher :
Page : 54 pages
File Size : 22,87 MB
Release : 2005
Category : Algeria
ISBN : 9780141022147

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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.

Albert Camus and Education

Author : Aidan Hobson
Publisher : Springer
Page : 20 pages
File Size : 24,58 MB
Release : 2017-03-22
Category : Education
ISBN : 9463009205

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This book continues the story about education and the absurd. Its specific focus is on the work of Albert Camus. It tries to summarise the ways in which his writing has already inspired and influenced educational thinking and practice, and it offers a new set of educational interpretations of six of his major works. These set out the exciting challenge about how we might think about the purposes and practices of education in the future, how to talk about these, plan and deliver. Using the work of Albert Camus in this way is an attempt to bring him and his ideas closer to educational discussions. This is a deliberate attempt to show the synergy between some of his major concepts and those that are already cornerstones of educational discourses. Read from an educational perspective the work of Albert Camus also provides guidance and invigorates the imagination as to how education can respond to those increasingly complex, existential crises it finds itself connected to. For educational people interested in these questions this book will hopefully motivate a re-reading of Camus and a brave, new lens on practice.

Albert Camus

Author : Oliver Gloag
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 153 pages
File Size : 34,2 MB
Release : 2020
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0198792972

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Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. This book contextualises Camus in his troubled and conflicted times, and analyses the enduring popularity of his major philosophical and literary works in connection with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues.

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus

Author : Ray Moore
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 86 pages
File Size : 44,88 MB
Release : 2016-02-02
Category :
ISBN : 9781523775927

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Need help understanding the writing of Albert Camus? Ray's Study Guides will meet your needs. This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and deepen your understanding.

Life is a Bicycle

Author : Garry Fitchett
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 10,50 MB
Release : 2016-01-26
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 1630477664

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A new philosophy for finding joy and fulfillment through work, and identifying the career path that’s right for you. Historically, men and women have worked to provide the bare essentials for everyday life. Life is a Bicycle examines work’s higher purpose: to nurture the advancing mind and unfold the soul. It is your birthright to express yourself harmoniously through your daily work. Using the bicycle as a metaphor for the journey, this book lets you discover: The largest collection of quotes ever assembled capturing the art of discovering sincere, heartfelt work Four fountainheads that reveal and spur your desire, will, and love Principles that will guide you through an evolution of thought en route to your professional best Enlightening exercises and insightful questions designed to reveal your true nature The mechanics—but more importantly the heart and soul—of how to discover your professional authenticity If you believe your talent, energy, and appetite indicate ideal work that is capable of bringing out your best while reaping the greatest professional enjoyment possible—and this is the life you want—then you must answer the question: Who’s riding my bicycle?