The Myth of Sisyphus

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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

L'été

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Qu'il suive le fil d'Ariane sur les traces du Minotaure pour évoquer Oran et ses alentours, qu'il revisite le mythe de Prométhée à la lumière de la violence du monde moderne, ou qu'il rêve à la beauté d'Hélène et de la Grèce, Albert Camus nous entraîne tout autour de la Méditerranée et de ses légendes. Un court recueil de textes lyriques et passionnés pour voyager de l'Algérie à la Grèce en passant par la Provence. Textes extraits de Noces suivi de L'été.

Creating Albert Camus

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Creating Albert Camus: Foundations & Explorations in his Philosophy of Communication contributes to the study of the philosophy of communication by solidifying the place of Albert Camus within human communication studies. The major claim within Creating Albert Camus is that Camus serves as a philosopher of communication for the twenty-first century and can contribute to the growing conversation about the philosophy of communication in our contemporary age.

Humanism

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Who are the "Nones"? What does humanism say about race, religion and popular culture? How do race, religion and popular culture inform and affect humanism? The demographics of the United States are changing, marked most profoundly by the religiously unaffiliated, or what we have to come to call the "Nones". Spread across generations in the United States, this group encompasses a wide range of philosophical and ideological perspectives, from some in line with various forms of theism to those who are atheistic, and all sorts of combinations in between. Similar changes to demographics are taking place in Europe and elsewhere. Humanism: Essays on Race, Religion and Popular Culture provides a much-needed humanities-based analysis and description of humanism in relation to these cultural markers. Whereas most existing analysis attempts to explain humanism through the natural and social sciences (the "what" of life), Anthony B. Pinn explores humanism in relation to "how" life is arranged, socialized, ritualized, and framed. This ground-breaking publication brings together old and new essays on a wide range of topics and themes, from the African-American experience, to the development of humanist churches, and the lyrics of Jay Z.

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Myth of Sisyphus with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, a philosophical essay which focuses on the issue of suicide in an absurd world. Camus uses Greek mythology to highlight why life, in spite of its inherent pointlessness, is still worth living, coming to the conclusion that revolt is the only way to live in such an absurd world. First published in France in 1942, The Myth of Sisyphus is a part of Camus’ cycle of the absurd and can be seen as a companion to The Stranger. Camus himself was born in French Algeria in 1913 and, despite often being liked to Sartre, never identified as an existentialist. He was highly regarded as a prominent absurdist philosopher, and in 1957 won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about The Myth of Sisyphus in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

La Chute

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"Sur le pont, je passai derrière une forme penchée sur le parapet, et qui semblait regarder le fleuve. De plus près, je distinguai une mince jeune femme, habillée de noir. Entre les cheveux sombres et le col du manteau, on voyait seulement une nuque, fraîche et mouillée, à laquelle je fus sensible. Mais je poursuivis ma route, après une hésitation. [...] J'avais déjà parcouru une cinquantaine de mètres à peu près, lorsque j'entendis le bruit, qui, malgré la distance, me parut formidable dans le silence nocturne, d'un corps qui s'abat sur l'eau. Je m'arrêtai net, mais sans me retourner. Presque aussitôt, j'entendis un cri, plusieurs fois répété, qui descendait lui aussi le fleuve, puis s'éteignit brusquement."

Camus

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Camus by Arnaud Corbic Summary

Accusé d'incompétence philosophique par certains, taxé par d'autres de pessimisme au seul titre de l'absurde, canonisé parfois comme " saint laïque ", rattaché à tort au mouvement existentialiste, Camus fut souvent l'objet de jugements contradictoires et sommaires. En retraçant l'itinéraire de sa pensée, Arnaud Corbic nous invite à relire Camus aujourd'hui et à redécouvrir sa pertinence toujours actuelle. Les biographies exhaustives et les analyses littéraires de qualité ne manquent pas à son sujet, mais plus rares sont les analyses philosophiques. C'est à cette tâche que l'auteur se livre en enquêtant sur la trame d'une oeuvre dont le plan avait été énoncé par Camus lui-même à Stockholm en 1957 : l'absurde, la révolte, l'amour.

Artistic Imagination and Political Reality

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THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS

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Le poids du temps

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Ce collage de textes, souvent courts, parfois lapidaires, dont la pensée vagabonde par sa démarche et son esprit, rappelle les écrits de grands auteurs français, comme les essais de Montaigne, les pensées de Pascal et les recueils de réflexions de Paul Valéry.

L'homme révolté

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"Deux siècles de révolte, métaphysique ou historique, s'offrent justement à notre réflexion. Un historien, seul, pourrait prétendre à exposer en détail les doctrines et les mouvements qui s'y succèdent. Du moins, il doit être possible d'y chercher un fil conducteur. Les pages qui suivent proposent seulement quelques repères historiques et une hypothèse de lecture. Cette hypothèse n'est pas la seule possible ; elle est loin, d'ailleurs, de tout éclairer. Mais elle explique, en partie, la direction et, presque entièrement, la démesure de notre temps. L'histoire prodigieuse qui est évoquée ici est l'histoire de l'orgueil européen."

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Summary & Analysis

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The Myth of Sisyphus is a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus. The English translation by Justin O'Brien was first published in 1955. In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: "No. It requires revolt." He then outlines several approaches to the absurd life. The final chapter compares the absurdity of man's life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The essay concludes, "The struggle itself [...] is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." The work can be seen in relation to other absurdist works by Camus: the novel The Stranger (1942), the plays The Misunderstanding (1942) and Caligula (1944), and especially the essay The Rebel (1951).

The Noonday Demon

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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

History's Place

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History's Place explores nostalgia as one of the defining aspects of the relationship between France and North Africa. Dr. Seth Graebner argues that France's most important colony developed a historical consciousness through literature, and that post-colonial writers revised it while retaining its dominant effect. The North African city became a privileged place in the relationship between literacy and historical discourses in the colony. Graebner analyzes the importance of architecture and urbanism as markers of historical development, as the urban fabric and descriptions of it became signs of difference between metropole and colony. Discussing writers as diverse as Bertrand, Randau, and Kateb, this book examines how the changing Algerian city has remained the locus of a debate colored by various sorts of nostalgia. Graebner demonstrates that nostalgia was symptomatic of historical anxiety generated by colonial conditions, but with literary consequences for mainland France as well. History's Place is a comprehensive and valuable addition to the study of French literature and cultural studies.

La Peste

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La Peste by Albert Camus Summary

La Peste, de Albert Camus, est un roman écrit en 1947 dont le personnage principal est le docteur Rieux qui combat sans relâche l'épidémie qui ravage la ville d'Oran. Cet extrait se situe au moment où Tarrou propose à Rieux de mettre sur pied des formations sanitaires. Rieux lui demande si Tarrou a réfléchi au danger que cela pourrait représenter. Tarrou lui demande alors pourquoi il est devenu médecin. En quoi la description du parcours de Rieux dans cet extrait de La Peste nous éclaire-t-elle sur la philosophie de l'existence chez Camus ?

Crazy Wisdom

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