Camus, Albert
(1913–1960)
Algerian-born French novelist and thinker, and winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature. His work explores the themes associated with existentialism, in particular the experience of ‘absurdity’ or metaphysical nihilism, and the moral reaction that the experience demands. Camus's novels include L’Étranger (1942, trs. as The Stranger, 1946, and also as The Outsider ) and La Peste (1947, trs. as The Plague, 1948). Two major essays explaining the philosophical and metaphysical basis of his themes are Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942, trs. as The Myth of Sisyphus, 1955) and L’Homme revolté (1951, trs. as The Rebel, 1953).

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Camus, Albert — born Nov. 7, 1913, Mondovi, Alg. died Jan. 4, 1960, near Sens, France Algerian French novelist, essayist, and playwright. Born into a working class family, Camus graduated from the university in Algiers and then worked with a theatrical company,… …   Universalium

  • Camus, Albert — (1913 1960)    writer, philosopher    one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century, Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria, into modest circumstances and raised by his widowed mother and his grandmother. He began his… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Camus, Albert — ► (1913 60) Escritor y filósofo francés. Seguidor del existencialismo. Fue premio Nobel de Literatura en 1957. De una primera época son sus novelas El extranjero (1942) y La peste (1947), en que expuso la teoría del absurdo. Más tarde escribió El …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Camus,Albert — Ca·mus (kä mo͞oʹ, müʹ), Albert. 1913 1960. French writer and philosopher whose works, such as The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947), concern the absurdity of the human condition. He won the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * …   Universalium

  • CAMUS, Albert — (1913 1960)    French EXISTENTIALIST author whose book The Rebel (1951) is a profound analysis of modern SOCIETY and the predicament of modern people living in a world without GOD …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Camus — Camus, Albert …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Camus — Albert Camus Albert Camus (gesprochen: alˈbɛːʀ ˈkamy) (* 7. November 1913 in Mondovi, Algerien; † 4. Januar 1960 nahe Villeblevin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Albert Camus ou la parole manquante — Auteur Alain Costes Genre Essai Pays d origine  France Éditeur Payot …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Albert Camus, Solitaire et Solidaire — Auteur Catherine Camus et Marcelle Mahasela Genre Récit, biographie Pays d origine  France Éditeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Albert Camus — Albert Camus …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”