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The rebel : an essay on man in revolt

Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1956.
Series: Vintage book, V-30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st Vintage ed.]View all editions and formats
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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Camus
OCLC Number: 272752
Notes: "K30."
About the author: Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
Description: 306 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The rebel --
Metaphysical rebellion. The sons of Cain ; Absolute negation ; The rejection of salvation ; Absolute affirmation ; The poets' rebellion ; Nihilism and history --
Historical rebellion. The regicides ; The deicides ; Individual terrorism ; State terrorism and irrational terror ; State terrorism and rational terror ; Rebellion and revolution --
Rebellion and art. Rebellion and the novel ; Rebellion and style ; Creation and revolution --
Thought at the meridian. Rebellion and murder ; Moderation and excess ; Beyond Nihilism.
Series Title: Vintage book, V-30.
Other Titles: Homme révolté.
Responsibility: Albert Camus ; with a foreword by Sir Herbert Read ; a revised and complete translation of L'homme révolté by Anthony Bower.

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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.

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