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Albert Camus

One way to interpret this quote by Albert Camus is by reflecting upon the way literature often highlights aspects of society which are in need of attention and change. Jonathan Swift argued that...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2022, 2:15 am (UTC)

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Albert Camus

In this essay, Camus explores the significance of the mythical figure of Sisyphus, who was punished by the gods for his crimes and sent to the underworld, where he was destined to push a massive...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2012, 6:41 am (UTC)

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Albert Camus

The address that Albert Camus wrote for accepting the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature is usually known as the “Banquet Speech” because he presented it at the awards banquet, and the address contains...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2022, 6:08 am (UTC)

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Albert Camus

Lucien Camus was the older brother of the absurdist writer and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960) and son of Lucien Camus Sr. Their father was killed at the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Camus the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2011, 12:16 pm (UTC)

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Albert Camus

The quotation comes from a collection of essays called Resistance, Rebellion, and Death. What Camus is driving at here is the notion that freedom isn't something that's given to you or something...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2019, 5:11 am (UTC)

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Albert Camus

In Camus's The Stranger, the protagonist Meursault is a traditional absurdist; he feels very little throughout the novel and quite infrequently has any significant opinions on even the most...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2018, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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Albert Camus

For Camus, life had no meaning, and it achieved meaning from its meaninglessness. It sounds strange, but this was his attitude. In "The Stranger," the death of "Mama" is insignificant; his murder...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2010, 6:34 am (UTC)

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Albert Camus

Both Camus and Mahfouz are concerned with the idea of human happiness and what it means to live a happy life. In terms of resistance, this happiness is achieved, in the case of Meursault, through...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2021, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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Albert Camus

I have to side with #4. The answer to this question lies in a successful understanding of the differences between absurdism and existentialism which are two terms that are often confused or...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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