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  Albert Camus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Camus (pronounced [albɛʁ kamy]) (November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960) was a French author and philosopher and one of the principal luminaries of absurdism.
Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria to a French Algerian (pied noir) settler family.
Camus was interred in the Lourmarin Cemetery, Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
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 Albert Camus - Wikipedia
Camus bestand und pendelte hinfort zwischen der ärmlichen Welt von Belcourt und dem bürgerlichen Milieu der Schule, wo er seine Herkunft vor den Klassenkameraden versteckte und sich seiner Mutter schämte, die nicht nur Analphabetin, sondern auch leicht hör- und sprechbehindert war.
Albert Camus zählte sich selbst nicht zu den Vertretern des Existenzialismus.
Dies erscheint gerechtfertigt, da insbesondere Camus Sicht der "Revolte" von der existentialistischen Philosophie abweicht, was schließlich auch zum Bruch mit Sartre führte.
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 Albert Camus - Philosopher and Novelist - Biography
Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria in 1913.
Camus joined the Communist Party in 1934, but his relationship with the party was not an easy one, and would remain ambivalent throughout his life.
Camus was a self-proclaimed pacifist, writing openly against war in Europe, and this put him in danger at this time due to the political right's rise in power in both France and Algeria.
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 Albert Camus
Camus was closely linked to fellow existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre in the 1940s, but he broke with him over Sartre's support to Stalinist politics.
Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria into a working-class family.
All other questions follow from that." Camus compares the absurdity of the existence of humanity to the labours of the mythical character Sisyphus, who was condemned through all eternity to push a boulder to the top of a hill and watch helplessly as it rolled down again.
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 Existential Primer: Albert Camus
Albert Camus was born on 7 or 8 November 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria.
For Albert Camus, "journalist" was as prestigious a job description as "novelist" or "playwright." Camus wrote of the sounds and smells of the press room, where the words he had written were typeset and printing plates created.
Albert Camus states his views on capital punishment clearly and concisely, but the essay primarily relies upon the guillotine itself to persuade the reader that the device is cruel.
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 Albert Camus
Albert Camus was born near Mondovi, Algeria, in November of 1913, the son of impoverished parents who both came from families of immigrant colonists-- his father's family from France, his mother's from the Spanish island of Minorca.
There Camus attended the local elementary school, where his intellectual promise was recognized by his teacher, Louis Germain, who strongly urged-- against his domineering grandmother's wishes-- that he take the exams for a scholarship to the lycee.
In 1930 Camus suffered his first attack of tuberculosis, which was to plague him throughout his life.
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 little blue light - Albert Camus
Albert Camus was born in 1913 to a poor working class family in Mondovi, a coastal town in the French colony of Algeria.
Camus was very active in sports, especially soccer, which he credited with forming his sense of morality and duty to man. His involvement with sports abruptly ended when he contracted tuberculosis in 1930 at the age of seventeen.
Camus had begun working on an autobiographical novel about his youth in Algeria, The First Man, when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1960 while riding as a passenger in a car driven by Michel Gallimard, a relative of his publisher.
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 Camus, Albert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Camus was one of the most important authors and thinkers of the 20th cent.
His belief that man’s condition is absurd identified him with the existentialists (see existentialism), but he denied allegiance to that group; his works express rather a courageous humanism.
Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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 Albert Camus
Camus was one of the foremost members of the generation of French writers which includes such men as Sartre and Malraux.
Camus’ philosophic, political and social ideas are thus an integral part of each of his literary works and are reflected also in his long journalistic career.
Eventually Camus was to disassociate himself completely from the political and literary figures of his generation, for reasons which find some of their expression in The Plague.
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 Theatre Store: Biography : Albert Camus
Camus won a scholarship to high school and was able to continue his studies at the university level, but not before tuberculosis was diagnosed, when he was 17.
Camus became the editor of Combat, an underground Resistance newspaper, writing numerous (though pseudonymous) editorials even after Combat's freedom was granted by the liberation.These editorials, however, particularly those written after the liberation, reveal the basis for Camus's political conflicts with the French literary elite.
Camus felt strongly that justice did need to be served, but felt that what the Communists and the National Writers Committee were promoting was not justice but radical vengeance.Camus's final political break from the French literary intellectual community was to come just a few years later, over the cause of Algerian nationalism.
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 Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria on November 7, 1913.
In primary school, Camus was fortunate enough to cross paths with a teacher, Louis Germain, who recognized the young boy's intellectual potential and encouraged him in his studies.
Like Sartre, Camus prefers characters who are capable not only of perceiving their plight, but of articulating it clearly.
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 Albert Camus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camus also toured the United States to lecture about French existentialism.
It is possible that Camus had planned to travel by train, but decided to go by car instead [1].
Camus' well known falling out with Sartre is linked to this opposition to totalitarianism.
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 A Page About Albert Camus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Albert Camus--French philosopher and one of the most important authors of the Twentieth Century.
Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times".
Photos of Albert Camus are available at this website maintained by Ari Frankel.
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 Biographie d'Albert camus
Albert Camus naît à Mondovi (Algérie) le 7 Novembre 1913.
Albert Camus subit alors avec une grande douleur la situation algérienne.
Albert Camus obtient le prix Nobel en octobre 1957 " pour l'ensemble d'une œuvre qui met en lumière, avec un sérieux pénétrant les problèmes qui se posent de nos jours à la conscience des hommes".
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Albert Camus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
On November 7, 1913, Albert Camus is born in Mondovi, Algeria to Lucien Camus, whose family had settled in Algeria in 1871, and Catherine Sintes, of Spanish origin.
During Camus' high school years, he also meets Jean Grenier, the man who would influence Camus' career to the greatest extent by opening his mind to the philosophy of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Bergson.
Camus resumes the love affair with Maria Casar?s he had started during the War until another attack of tuberculosis forces him to convalescence at Grasse in 1950.
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 Camus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Camus language, a Maa language spoken by the Camus
Camus, County Galway, a Gaeltacht village in the west of Ireland
Aquarius Camus, a guardian of the temple of Aquarius, in Saint Seiya
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 Albert Camus
Camus died at the age of forty-six in a car accident near Sens, France.
Camus compares the absurdity of the existence of humanity to the labours of the mythical character Sisyphus, who was condemned through all eternity to push a boulder to the top of a hill and watch helplessly as it rolled down again.
Melville, according to Camus, "never cut himself off from flesh or nature, which are barely perceptible in Kafka's work." Camus also admired William Faulkner and made a dramatic adaptation of Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun.
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 La vie d'Albert Camus
Camus éprouve pour pour elle une affection sans bornes, mais il n'y aura jamais de véritable communication entre l'enfant et cette mère exténuée par le travail, à demi-sourde et presque analphabète.
Camus est un adolescent heureux de vivre, sensuel, amoureux de la mer et des paysages algériens.
Camus entreprend de nombreuses démarches pour donner corps à un vieux rêve : fonder sa propre compagnie théâtrale.
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 Albert Camus - Biography
Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature.
The man and the times met: Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat.
But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time; in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright (e.g., Caligula, 1944).
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 Albert Camus: SPIKE interviews Catherine Camus, daughter of Albert Camus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Camus always insisted that historical criteria and historical reasoning were not the only things to take into account, and that they weren't all powerful, that history could always be wrong about man. Today, this is how we are starting to think.
Camus' was born in Algeria of French nationality, and was assimilated into the French colony, although the French colonists rejected him absolutely because of his poverty.
Camus didn't; and today this is what we are confronted with, I mean what is pure ideology, which takes no account of the human context.
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 Albert Camus
Camus was a French philosophical novelist and essayist who was also a prose poet and the conscience of his times.
He was born and raised in Algeria, and his experiences as a fatherless, tubercular youth, as a young playwright and journalist in Algiers, and later in the anti-German resistance in Paris during World War II informed everything he wrote.
In his last work, however, a novel called The Fall published in 1956, the year before he won the Nobel prize for literature, Camus presents an unforgettably perverse character named Jean-Baptiste Clamence, who exemplifies all the bitterness and despair rejected by his previous characters and in his earlier essays.
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 Albert Camus, existentialism and Albert Camus, the Realm of Existentialism at DividingLine.com
Albert Camus, existentialism and Albert Camus, the Realm of Existentialism at DividingLine.com
At the height of his fame, Camus died in an automobile accident near Sens, France, on Jan. 4, 1960.
Although born in extreme poverty, Camus attended the lycee and university in Algiers, where he developed an abiding interest in sports and the theater.
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 Albert Camus, een biografie
De biografie ‘Albert Camus, een leven tegen de leugen’ is in 1997 verschenen en ik heb het boek kort daarna gelezen.
Dankzij deze biografie kunnen we Camus in het perspectief plaatsen van zijn tijd.
Albert Camus was een ‘ridder’, een gentilhomme, een gentleman, een aristocraat, zonder enig spoor van moreel of maatschappelijk feodalisme.
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 Albert Camus Life Stories, Books, & Links
On this day in 1960 Albert Camus was killed in a car crash outside Paris, at the age of forty-seven.
Camus hoped that it would be his masterpiece and some critics think it is, even unfinished.
Camus' first and most famous novel L'Etranger, translated as The Stranger, or The Outsider, was published on May 19th, 1942, the same year as the movie Casablanca was released.
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 Albert Camus Introduction
Albert Camus est né en 1913, à Mondovi, en Algérie.
Lorsque surviennent les événements d'Algérie, Albert Camus hésite entre l'attachement à sa terre natale et la légitimité des revendications algériennes : il s'enferme dans le silence.
Albert Camus est mort en 1960, sur une route de l'Yonne, dans un accident de voiture, aux côtés de son ami Michel Gallimard, neveu de Gaston Gallimard.
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 Albert Camus, 1913-1960
Born a farm-laborer's son in Mondovi, Algeria, Albert Camus studied philosophy at Algiers and, interrupted by periods of ill-health, was an actor, schoolmaster, playwright and journalist there and in Paris.
Active in the French resistance movement during Word\ld War II, Camus became co-editor with Jean Paul Sartre of the left-wing newspaper, Combat until 1948, after which he broke his ties with Sartre.
His nihilistic novel of 1942, L'Étranger (The Stranger), was "the study of an absurd man in an absurd world." Camus then set himself the task of illuminating new values for twentieth century man confronted by the meaninglessness of existence.
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