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Cultural Writing. Essays. Translated from the French by Steve Light with a preface by Albert Camus. Jean Grenier was a French philosopher with a rigorous philosophical intelligence that gave him an artistic and literary sensibility. Islands includes some of his most remarkable writings and philosophical speculations and was first published in 1933 in an edition of five essays. The revised edition, published in 1948, included six essays and a preface by Albert Camus. This translation is based on the third translation published in 1959. Grenier has a duality of meaning in his essays enabling him to write a memoir on his cat and have it also be about the nature of death as well. This depth in his essays makes his writing worthy of exploration.

Synopsis:

A volume of essays by the philosopher-teacher of Albert Camus.

Synopsis:

French philosopher Jean Grenier was the teacher of another famous French author, Albert Camus. Here are the major essays by Grenier, published in France in 1959. These are lovingly written and combine the personal with the speculative. A memoir of his cat Maoulou becomes an essay on the nature of death; a series of childhood memories becomes the basis for an essay on his attraction to the void.

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Philosopher and author, teacher of Albert CamusLight, Steven

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892295958
Translator:
Light, Steven
Preface:
Camus, Albert
Translator:
Light, Steven
Preface by:
Camus, Albert
Preface:
Camus, Albert
Author:
ven Light
Author:
Camus, Albert
Author:
Grenier, Jean
Author:
Light, Steven
Author:
s, T., E.
Publisher:
Green Integer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Green Integer
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
6 x 4.3 x 0.3 in 4 oz

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French philosopher Jean Grenier was the teacher of another famous French author, Albert Camus. Here are the major essays by Grenier, published in France in 1959. These are lovingly written and combine the personal with the speculative. A memoir of his cat Maoulou becomes an essay on the nature of death; a series of childhood memories becomes the basis for an essay on his attraction to the void.

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