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The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays free pdf (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century-two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913--1960) de-ployed his lyric eloquence in defense against despair, providing an affirmation of the brave assertion of humanity in the face of a universe devoid of order or meaning. "The Plague"-written in 1947 and still profoundly relevant-is a riveting tale of horror, survival, and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic. "The Fall" (1956), which takes the form of an astonishing confession by a French lawyer in a seedy Amsterdam bar, is a haunting parable of modern conscience in the face of evil. The six stories of "Exile and the Kingdom "(1957) represent Camus at the height of his narrative powers, masterfully depicting his characters-from a renegade missionary to an adulterous wife -at decisive moments of revelation. Set beside their fictional counterparts, Camus's famous essays "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "Reflections on the Guillotine" are all the more powerful and philosophically daring, confirming his towering place in twentieth-century thought.

About Albert Camus

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published "The Stranger" now one of the most widely read novels of this century in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident."

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Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Everyman's Library USA
Data Published : 01 August 2004
ISBN : 1400042550
EAN : 9781400042555
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 696 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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