Albert Camus

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Albert Camus

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born
in Mondovi, Algeria
November 07, 1913

died
January 04, 1960

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Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism (the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime), but Camus himself rejected this particular label. Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the more current 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.

In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which (according to the book Albert Camus, une vie by Olivier Todd) was a group opposed to s
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More books by Albert Camus…
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
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