The Cambridge Companion to Camus

The Cambridge Companion to Camus

by Edward J. Hughes
     
 

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Albert Camus is one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one of France's most widely read modern literary authors and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. As the author of L'Etranger and the architect of the notion of 'the Absurd' in the 1940s, he shot to prominence in France and beyond. This Companion explores his best-selling novels,… See more details below

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Albert Camus is one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one of France's most widely read modern literary authors and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. As the author of L'Etranger and the architect of the notion of 'the Absurd' in the 1940s, he shot to prominence in France and beyond. This Companion explores his best-selling novels, his ambiguous engagement with philosophy, his theatre, his work as a journalist and his reflections on ethical and political questions that continue to concern readers today.

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"The Cambridge Companion to Camus does an excellent job of both providing a solid introduction to Camus and also situating his work in a contemporary context...the volume is a welcome and timely consolidation and updating of scholarship on Camus, and one which will appeal—without being diluted as a consequence—to a very diverse audience."
-Amanda Crawley Jackson, University of Sheffield, UK, H-France Review

"This tidy companion treats Albert Camus as an 'iconic figure' whose work suffered disparagement and marginalization during the postcolonial domination of criticism but has become eerily relevant since 9/11 and suicide bombings...Summing up: Recommended."
-M. Gaddis Rose, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521549783
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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