Albert camus biography albert camus was a very popular french novelist, writer and author he was the second youngest author to win nobel prize in the field of literature ( the first one being rudyard kipling. Albert camus was a french intellectual and influential philosopher who was awarded the nobel prize for literature in 1957 the novels he left behind after a tragic death at the age of 46 are considered among some of the most important literary works of the 20th century. In this vibrant, engaging biography of albert camus, the internationally acclaimed author of the stranger, the plague, and the fall, french writer and journalist olivier todd has richly tapped resources never before available—personal correspondence, notebooks, public records, as well as exclusive interviews with camus's family, friends, fellow workers, mentors, and lovers. French novelist, essayist, and playwright the french novelist, essayist, and playwright albert camus was the literary spokesman for his generation his obsession with the philosophical problems of the meaning of life and man's search for value made him well loved by readers, resulting in his award of the nobel prize in literature at the age of. The plague author/context on january 4, 1960, the car albert camus was driving to paris crashed, killing camus instantly and robbing the world of an author who had won the nobel prize just three years before.
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Albert camus was a french algerian journalist, playwright, novelist, philosophical essayist, and nobel laureate though he was neither by advanced training nor profession a philosopher, he nevertheless made important, forceful contributions to. Biography details albert camus is a novelist from algeria a french nobel prize-winning author, journalist, and philosopher, he wrote the stranger, the plague, the fall, and other philosophical novels. Camus: the great writer of the absurd celebrations are taking place to mark 100 years since the birth of albert camus here's what you need to know about the french writer's life and work.
I suppose that it is not so easy to go home and it takes a bit of time to make a son out of a stranger'' albert camus (1913-1960), french-algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. L'étranger (the outsider [uk], or the stranger [us]) is a 1942 novel by french author albert camusits theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label. Albert camus was born in algeria to french parents he wanted to be an author, and despite his impoverished upbringing, he got a chance to study at the university in algeria he wrote for the newspaper alger républicaine about the political situation in the country. Albert camus: a life by olivier todd in this vibrant, engaging biography of albert camus, the internationally acclaimed author of the stranger, the plague, and the fall, french writer and journalist olivier todd has richly tapped resources never before available—personal correspondence, notebooks, public records, as well as exclusive.
About albert camus albert camus was an algerian-born french writer, dramatist, essayist and philosopher he is known in particular for his philosophical reflections on the absurd and for his profound commitment to individual freedom, which he expressed in his writing and which were very influential during his time. Albert camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan french literature his origin in algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were. Albert camus was born on november 7, 1913, in mondovi, algeria his parents were spanish-french-algerian (pied noir) colonists his father, named. Albert camus (/ k æ ˈ m uː / french: [albɛʁ kamy] ( listen) 7 november 1913 - 4 january 1960) was a french philosopher, author, and journalist his views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism.
Albert camus ( french: 7 november 1913 - 4 january 1960) was a french philosopher, author, and journalist his views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. Albert camus was a french-algerian journalist and novelist whose literary work is regarded as a primary source of modern existentialist thought a principal theme in camus' novels is the idea that human life is, objectively speaking, meaningless this results in absurdity which can only be overcome. French writer albert camus smoking cigarette on balcony outside his publishing firm office photograph: loomis dean/time & life pictures/getty image french intellectuals have heaped scorn on a.
Albert camus the french novelist, essayist, and playwright albert camus (1913-1960) was obsessed with the philosophical problems of the meaning of life and of man's search for values in a world without god. Albert camus was born on 7or 8 november 1913, in mondovi, algeria both dates are listed in various biographies his parents were lucien camus and hélèn sintès lucien had been orphaned in algeria his parents had been french immigrants seeking a better life in the colonies lucien was self. Albert camus (1913-1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director, novelist and author of short stories, political essayist and activist—and, although he more than once denied it, a philosopher.