Albert Camus (; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French pied-noir author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. Although often cited as a proponent of existentialism, the philosophy with which Camus was associated during his own lifetime, he rejected this particular label. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..."
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... Cain Non-fiction Grey Eminence by Aldous Huxley 1942 The Stranger by Albert Camus (Algeria, France) Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet (France ... England) Non-fiction Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus 1944 The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary Ficciones by ... Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson 1947 The Plague by Albert Camus Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry (England, Canada) Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov ...
... and Reason Essays from the Resistance Newspaper "Combat", 1944–1947 (1991) Camus at "Combat" Writing 1944–1947 (2005) Albert Camus Contre la Peine de Mort (2011) ...
... friendship with French Algerian-born writer and Literary Nobel Prize laureate Albert Camus that lasted from 1947 to 1958 ... In April 1958 he broke relations with Albert Camus on a sour note blaming him for not supporting the plight of an Algerian student named Taleb executed for his political activities against the French ... He did not communicate further with Camus from that day on until Camus' death early 1960 ...
... and scientist who works in Canada and is mostly known for his book on the French philosopher Albert Camus Albert Camus, An Analysis of his thought (Albert ...
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