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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

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

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

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

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

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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