The Myth Of Sisyphus

Author : Albert Camus
ISBN : 9780141914176
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood
Category: Literary Collections

Der Mensch In Der Revolte

Author : Albert Camus
ISBN : 9783644485310
Genre : Fiction
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«Unsere Verbrecher sind nicht mehr jene entwaffneten Kinder, die zur Entschuldigung die Liebe anriefen. Sie sind im Gegenteil erwachsen und haben ein unwiderlegbares Alibi, die Philosophie nämlich, die zu allem dienen kann, sogar dazu, die Mörder in Richter zu verwandeln.» Mit der hier vorliegenden Essaysammlung setzt der Autor die Tradition der französichen Moralisten fort. Das strenge und anspruchsvolle Werk ist eine Absage an die Auffassung, daß Geschichte ein sinnvoller Ablauf sei. Er versucht nachzuweisen, daß die politischen Ideen von der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bis heute Konstruktionen und Utopien waren, da sie das Absolute wollen, und deshalb notwendig ins Absurde, in Terror und legitimierten Mord einmünden mußten.
Category: Fiction

The Myth Of Sisyphus And Other Essays

Author : Albert Camus
ISBN : 9633478634
Genre : Fiction
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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our absurd task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, "The Myth of Sisyphus" argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, and the settings of his great novels "The Outsider" and "The Plague". (goodreads.com) *** “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." “Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.” “Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.” “What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.” “There is scarcely any passion without struggle.” *** A brilliant collection of essays concerning the aspect of Absurd-ism and its manifestations in art and literature, Portrayals of affection for summer cities, notes on the western civilization's spirit then and a short interview with Camus himself in which he discusses the artist's roles in shaping the events of his time. (Mohamed, goodreads.com) Most of my friends will probably think I'm being sarcastic when I call this as good a "self-help" book as any I can imagine, but this essay honestly inspired in me an awe of human nature and its absurd indomitability. (Yuval, goodreads.com) Classic for a reason. This book is a tonic for any agnostic or cynic struggling with the whole meaning-of-life thing. Camus, in a way that I find totally satisfying, solves that problem without the standard religious cop-out of locating meaning outside this world. (Adrian Colesberry, goodreads.com)
Category: Fiction

Das Schloss

Author : Franz Kafka
ISBN : 359618116X
Genre : Alienation (Philosophy)
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Category: Alienation (Philosophy)

Creating Albert Camus

Author : Brent C. Sleasman
ISBN : 9781611478884
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The contributors to this collection come from disparate fields such as theology, literature studies, political science, and communication studies and are guided by a commitment to consider what we can learn from Camus as opposed to where he was wrong or misguided in his life and writing. If there is a place to consider the shortcomings of a human being, especially one as unique as Albert Camus, it will not be found within this volume. The essays in this text are built around the theme that Albert Camus functions as an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments. The title, Creating Albert Camus, is intended to have a double meaning. First are those voices who inspired Camus and helped create his ideas; second are those scholars working with Camus’s thoughts during and after his life who help create his enduring legacy. Bringing together scholars who embrace an appreciation of the philosophy of communication provide an opportunity to further situate the work of Camus within the communication discipline. This new project explores the communicative implications of Camus’s work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Myth Of Sisyphus By Albert Camus Book Analysis

Author : Bright Summaries
ISBN : 9782806294623
Genre : Philosophy
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Myth of Sisyphus with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, a philosophical essay which focuses on the issue of suicide in an absurd world. Camus uses Greek mythology to highlight why life, in spite of its inherent pointlessness, is still worth living, coming to the conclusion that revolt is the only way to live in such an absurd world. First published in France in 1942, The Myth of Sisyphus is a part of Camus’ cycle of the absurd and can be seen as a companion to The Stranger. Camus himself was born in French Algeria in 1913 and, despite often being liked to Sartre, never identified as an existentialist. He was highly regarded as a prominent absurdist philosopher, and in 1957 won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about The Myth of Sisyphus in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Category: Philosophy

Humanism

Author : Anthony B. Pinn
ISBN : 9781472581440
Genre : Philosophy
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Who are the "Nones"? What does humanism say about race, religion and popular culture? How do race, religion and popular culture inform and affect humanism? The demographics of the United States are changing, marked most profoundly by the religiously unaffiliated, or what we have to come to call the "Nones". Spread across generations in the United States, this group encompasses a wide range of philosophical and ideological perspectives, from some in line with various forms of theism to those who are atheistic, and all sorts of combinations in between. Similar changes to demographics are taking place in Europe and elsewhere. Humanism: Essays on Race, Religion and Popular Culture provides a much-needed humanities-based analysis and description of humanism in relation to these cultural markers. Whereas most existing analysis attempts to explain humanism through the natural and social sciences (the "what" of life), Anthony B. Pinn explores humanism in relation to "how" life is arranged, socialized, ritualized, and framed. This ground-breaking publication brings together old and new essays on a wide range of topics and themes, from the African-American experience, to the development of humanist churches, and the lyrics of Jay Z.
Category: Philosophy

In The Shadow Of The Holocaust Other Essays

Author : Constantin V. Ponomareff
ISBN : 9042005629
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The main thrust of this collection of essays, excluding those on Russian literature, is to visualize the European Holocaust from a number of different vantage points - the historical and cultural, the political and individual, the psychological and social, and the critical and literary. This wider perspective, especially as it relates to the range and extent of human suffering, suggests that a redefinition of the twentieth-century Holocaust is now timely.
Category: Literary Criticism

Die Pest

Author : Albert Camus
ISBN : 9783644026513
Genre : Fiction
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«Camus irrt sich nicht in seinem Roman. Das Drama sind nicht die, die durch die Hintertür zum Friedhof entwischen – und für die die Angst vor der Pest endlich vorbei war –, sondern die Lebenden, die in ihren stickigen Schlafzimmern Blut schwitzten, ohne der belagerten Stadt entfliehen zu können.» (Gabriel García Márquez) Die Stadt Oran wird von rätselhaften Ereignissen heimgesucht. Die Ratten kommen aus den Kanälen und verenden auf den Straßen. Kurze Zeit später sterben die ersten Menschen an einem heimtückischen Fieber: Die Pest wütet in der Stadt. Oran wird hermetisch abgeriegelt. Ein Entkommen ist nicht möglich. Albert Camus’ erfolgreichster Roman gehört zu den Klassikern der Weltliteratur. In ihm seziert er hellsichtig das menschliche Handeln im Angesicht einer Katastrophe.
Category: Fiction