Literary Masters: Albert Camus

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Though Algerian-born French writer Camus (1913-60) is widely known, Brosman (Tulane U.) assumes no prior knowledge of his life, milieu, or literary work. She introduce his life and work, and its reception to readers interested in reading either English translations or the original French.

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Overview

Though Algerian-born French writer Camus (1913-60) is widely known, Brosman (Tulane U.) assumes no prior knowledge of his life, milieu, or literary work. She introduce his life and work, and its reception to readers interested in reading either English translations or the original French.

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Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Chronology 1
About Albert Camus 10
Introduction 10
Family Background, Childhood, and Early Youth 13
University Years; First Marriage; Beginnings of a Career 22
Early Success 26
Fame and Strife 29
Camus at Work 37
Early Commitment 37
Literary Apprenticeship and Habits of Work 40
Sources of Inspiration 49
Additional Features of Camus's Creative Process and Imagination 51
Camus's Era 61
The Algerian Background 61
The 1930s 67
World War II and The Occupation 69
The Postliberation and Postwar Period 75
Existentialism and Existential Writing 79
The 1950s and The Algerian War 81
Camus's Works 86
Works by Albert Camus 86
Contemporary Reception 110
Critical Trends After 1960 and Subsequent Reputation 116
Art Imitating Life 123
Camus on Camus 133
Notebooks and Prefaces 133
Letters 136
Interviews and Speeches 137
Recording 139
Excerpts from Texts by Camus on Himself and His Writing 139
Camus as Studied 151
Camus as Studied Before 1980 151
Camus as Studied After 1980 154
Other Authors Frequently Studied with Camus 157
Resources for the Study of Albert Camus 169
Study Questions 171
Glossary of Terms 175
Bibliography 179
Master Index 189
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