The Myth of Sisyphus Additional Summary

Albert Camus


(Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Carroll, David. Albert Camus, the Algerian: Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Analyzes Camus’s novels, short stories, and political essays within the context of the author’s complicated relationship with his Algerian background. Carroll concludes that Camus’s work reflects his understanding of both the injustice of colonialism and the tragic nature of Algeria’s struggle for independence. Includes a bibliography and an index.

Hughes, Edward J., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Camus. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Collection of essays, including “Rethinking the Absurd: Le Mythe de Sisyphe” by David Carroll. Other essays discuss Camus’s life and times, his formative influences, his relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, Camus and the theater, and social justice, violence, and ethics in his work.

Lazere, Donald. The Unique Creation of Albert Camus. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1973. This fascinating psychoanalytical study helps readers recognize many new levels of meaning in Camus’s works. Explores the metaphysical dimension and the search for moral values in The Myth of Sisyphus.

Lottman, Herbert R. Albert Camus: A Biography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979. This well-documented biography of Camus examines the historical context in which Camus wrote his...

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