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The myth of Sisyphus, and other essays

Author: Albert Camus; Justin O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
Series: Vintage International (Series)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage international edView all editions and formats
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One of the most influential works of this century, this is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide: the question of living or not living in an absurd universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Camus posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: French essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Camus; Justin O'Brien
ISBN: 0679733736 9780679733737 9781439505564 143950556X
OCLC Number: 22661880
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1955.
Description: vi, 212 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The myth of Sisyphus --
Summer in Algiers --
The minotaur, or, The stop in Oran --
Helen's exile --
Return to Tipasa --
The artist and his time.
Series Title: Vintage International (Series)
Other Titles: Mythe de Sisyphe.
Responsibility: Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Justin O'Brien.

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One of the most influential works of this century, this is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide: the question of living or not living in an absurd universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Camus posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.--From publisher description.

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