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Albert Camus

French writer, philosopher and journalist

1913   -   1960

genre: novel
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Algiers 1 University
occupation: writer, philosopher, novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, French Resistance fighter, poet, professor, humanism
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature
influenced by: Søren Kierkegaard, André Malraux, Plotinus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka

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Albert Camus ( kam-OO, US also kə-MOO; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was an Algerian-born French philosopher, author, and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel. Camus was born in French Algeria to Pieds Noirs parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighbourhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers. He was in Paris when the Germans invaded France during World War II in 1940. Camus tried to flee but finally joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at Combat, an outlawed newspaper. After the war, he was a celebrity figure and gave many lectures around the world. He married twice but had many extramarital affairs. Camus was politically active; he was part of the left that opposed the Soviet Union because of its totalitarianism. Camus was a moralist and leaned towards anarcho-syndicalism. He was part of many organisations seeking European integration. During the Algerian War (1954–1962), he kept a neutral stance, advocating for a multicultural and pluralistic Algeria, a position that caused controversy and was rejected by most parties. Philosophically, Camus's views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He is also considered to be an existentialist, even though he firmly rejected the term throughout his lifetime.
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Works

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The Plague

French novel by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1947

The Fall

novel by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1956

The Just Assassins

play by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1949

The First Man

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1994

Summer

Essay by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1954

Nuptials

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1938

Carnets

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1962

The State of Siege

play by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

Discours de Suède

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1958

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