Albert Camus

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Albert Camus


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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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

“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.”
Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

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February 2016 Monthly Short Story Poll

1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages
 
  28 votes, 17.7%

1915, The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, 98 pages
 
  25 votes, 15.8%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.2%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  18 votes, 11.4%

1937, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages
 
  18 votes, 11.4%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.7%

 
  9 votes, 5.7%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.4%

1960, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, 96 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.8%

1912, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 96 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.8%

1894, A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin, 26 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.8%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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