After the occupation of France by the Germans in 1941, Camus became one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement.
He edited and contributed to the underground newspaper Combat, which he had helped to found.
It also questions two events held sacred by the left wing, the...
Praised even by the great writer Andre Malraux himself, this is one of the great books of World Literature.
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First Impressions Essay - Albert Camus The Plague The Fall Exile And The Kingdom And Selected Essays
Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing' Camus's powerful essay, which is as important today as ever, argues against 'art for art's sake', while his Nobel Prize speech brilliantly sets out his vision of the artist's role and responsibilities.
On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident. His early essays were collected in L'Envers et l'endroit (The Wrong Side and the Right Side) and Noces (Nuptials).
He went to Paris, where he worked on the newspaper Paris Soir before returning to Algeria. His first two important books, L'Etranger (The Outsider) and the long essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus), were published when he returned to Paris.
This twentieth century masterpiece which is often classified as an existentialist novel, was the one through which Camus formulated the ideas of ABSURD.
The stories of Exile and the Kingdom explore the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance.