Albert Camus

French author and journalist

1913   -   1960

genre: novel
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: University of Algiers
occupation: writer, philosopher, novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, trade unionist, author
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature
influenced by: Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre

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Albert Camus (; French: [albɛʁ kamy] ( listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history.Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist despite usually being classified as a follower of it, even in his lifetime. In a 1945 interview, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked."Camus was born in French Algeria to a Pied-Noir family and studied at the University of Algiers, from which he graduated in 1936. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons to "denounce two ideologies found in both the USSR and the USA".
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works

39

Journaux de voyage

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1978

The Stranger

1942 novel by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1942

The Plague

French novel by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1947

The First Man

book by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1994

The Fall

novel by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1956

The Myth of Sisyphus

philosophical essay by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1942

The Misunderstanding

play by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

1944

The State of Siege

play by Albert Camus

author: Albert Camus

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