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Albert Camus : A Very Short Introduction - Oliver Gloag

Albert Camus

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 26th September 2019
ISBN: 9780198792970
Number Of Pages: 144

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Few would question that Albert Camus (1913-1960), novelist, playwright, philosopher and journalist, is a major cultural icon. His widely quoted works have led to countless movie adaptions, graphic novels, pop songs, and even t-shirts.

In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Gloag chronicles the inspiring story of Camus' life. From a poor fatherless settler in French-Algeria to the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gloag offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions, including his notion of the absurd and revolt, as well as his highly original concept of pure happiness through unity with nature called "bonheur". This original introduction also addresses debates on coloniality, which have arisen around Camus' work.

Gloag presents Camus in all his complexity a staunch defender of many progressive causes, fiercely attached to his French-Algerian roots, a writer of enormous talent and social awareness plagued by self-doubt, and a crucially relevant author whose major works continue to significantly impact our views on contemporary issues and events.


ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Preface 1: Camus, son of France in Algeria 2: Journalism, militancy, and the resistance 3: The philosophy of the absurd 4: A rebel with many causes 5: Camus and Sartre: the break that made them inseparable 6: Camus and the coming Algerian independence 7: Global Camus Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780198792970
ISBN-10: 0198792972
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 26th September 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.1

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