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The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    The Noble Aims of Rebellion

    'The Rebel' is a meaty and insightful 'essay' with Camus telling his account of rebellion beginning in the mid-1750s and alluding to Greek mythology to answer the question stated below for 20th (now 21st) century living. Camus examines the writings of Sade, Nietzsche (and others) and Marxism to answer whether the conquest of revolutionary movements can change the 'totality of the world' and claim to the 'unity of life' through rebellion (97, 108), that is, living in order to create what we are, not what we are not by the force of terror! It is not by dieing through revolutions we find a place in history, nor by being a god ourselves, nor indulging in our 'adolescent furies' but rather servicing history by throwing ourselves into our own lives and to help others. 'Rebellion in itself is moderation, and it demands, defends, and re-creates it through history and its eternal disturbances... It (rebellion) is a perpetual conflict, continually created and mastered by the intelligence' (301). Camus also gives his account and original interpretation on the `death of God¿ through his examination of 'historical rebellion.' 'The Rebel' is written with admirable writing talent and skilled exposé by an extraordinary individual on the heart-wrenching depths on man in revolt. This exposition deserves 10 stars plus and is worth three times more than what I paid for it: $12!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2000

    An Extraordinary Perspective on the Human Condition

    In The Rebel, Camus traces not only the evolution of man in revolt, but the philosophical motives of rebellion throughout history. The Rebel is as important to understanding Camus as the Myth of Sisyphus.

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    Posted January 1, 2010

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