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Albert Camus Smiling

The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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Albert Camus the Outsider

Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

Source: BBC, Matthew Selwyn A Radio 3 Sunday Feature, somewhat redundant being available for free and in better quality through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g2r5j but for your youtube pleasure here we are. Analysis: The Outsider by Albert Camus byMatthew SelwynFebruary 16, 201222 Comments The Outsider (1942) (previously translated from the French, L’Étranger, as The Stranger) is Albert Camus’s most widely…
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Sysiphus Camus

This Absurd Universe: Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent…
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Albert Camus

Absurdism: 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus

In this video we will be talking about 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism,” and his philosophy has inspired a lot of people in dealing with the absurdity of life. 7 Live Lessons So with that in mind,…
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Rilke Learning from Art

Living the whole life: Old Fashioned, Yet Modern

Learning from Art Part V Amsterdam, June 30 2021–  “Spiritually speaking, I stay miles away from my bookcase when I write,” says Stefan Hertmans. “Yet reminiscences of other literature haunt my books, quite unconsciously and unintentionally. You can find traces of Rilke’s The Diary of Malte Laurids Brigge in all my prose work.” The poet,…
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Albert Camus

Tribute to Albert Camus

1913 – 1960 Part II Anton Foek Amsterdam, June 2021– By 1943, he was back in France, to join the staff of the clandestine Resistance newspaper Combat, and publish those books: first the novel “The Stranger” and then a book of philosophical essays, “The Myth of Sisyphus.” The novel and the essays announced the same theme,…
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Albert Camus

Tribute To Albert Camus

Part I Drean ( Algeria ) Nov. 7th 1913 – Villebin ( Provence ) Jan. 7th 1960 Without his work my life would have had another turn. No doubt. Albert Camus was an African / French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest…
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