Synopses & Reviews
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existential 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 a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existience, and the possibility of a life lived with dignity and authenticity.
"Camus's scupulous logic and aphoristic style create a kind of poetry of thought." The Nation
"[Camus] is surely the most gifted, artistically, of the writers who emerged as Paris Mandarins after the war." Atlantic
About the Author
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.
Table of 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.