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The Rebel by Albert Camus
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Sep 15, 07

Recommended for: existentialist philosophy, revolution
Read in March, 2001

i think camus' ambitions far outdistanced his abilities in this work. he's a great novelist, but not really a philosopher. this book seems to be an attempt to place himself alongide of sartre in french philosophy of his time. camus attempts to create a coherent philosophical system to address revolution and it just comes across as ramblings. the book doesn't make much sense and isn't really any good. camus addresses the human condition much more effectively in his novels and the myth of sysyphus.
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