He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in , the second-youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in French Algeria to Pieds Noirs parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighborhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers. Camus tried to flee but finally joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at Combat , an outlawed newspaper.
The Role of the Mother in Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'
Camus Critical Essays
Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus's three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and on his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter. Although he expresses his devotion to the French literary tradition, which is in any case obvious in his style, he never thought of metropolitan France as his native background. This is why the Algerian war was a particular tragedy for him. He was criticized for not taking sides more strongly, but while he was naturally anticolonialist, he could not wish for a solution that would turn him into a permanent exile.
Camus lyrical and critical essays contents
The Plague French: La Peste is a novel by Albert Camus , published in , that tells the story from the point of view of a narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. The narrator remains unknown until the start of the last chapter, chapter 5 of part 5. The novel presents a snapshot of life in Oran as seen through the author's distinctive absurdist point of view.