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L'homme révolté

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«Deux siècles de révolte, métaphysique ou historique, s'offrent justement à notre réflexion. Un historien, seul, pourrait prétendre à exposer en détail les doctrines et les mouvements qui s'y succèdent. Du moins, il doit être possible d'y chercher un fil conducteur. Les pages qui suivent proposent seulement quelques repères historiques et une hypothèse de lecture. Cette hy ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Collection Folio essais n° 15 , 384 pages
Published May 2nd 1985 by Gallimard (Folio essais) (first published 1951)
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Lisa
As long as mankind has told stories, the topic of rebellion has been central.

“Man’s disobedience and the loss thereupon of Paradise”, as well as Satan’s rebellion against the oppressive authority of God in Heaven are the two main strands in Milton’s classic Paradise Lost, to just name one of countless examples, summing up human experience in unforgettable drama.

Camus analyses the topic from a philosophical and historical viewpoint, and gives a perfect example for his thesis on revolution and th
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William1
. . .As soon as a man, through lack of character, takes refuge in doctrine, as soon as crime reasons about itself, it multiplies like reason itself and assumes all the aspects of the syllogism. . . . The purpose of this essay is once again to face the reality of the present, which is logical crime, and examine meticulously the arguments by which it is justified.(p. 3)


This can be very interesting if, like me, you abhor historical Sovietism and all that it has wrought. I found that Sarah Bakewell'
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Eric
Jan 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
Although I've always been temperamentally skeptical of Utopias, I'm thankful to Camus for completely inoculating me, as a 15-year-old, against the various postures of chic revolt so common among the teenagers of bored, affluent nations. There was no silk-screened Che across my bosom. Revolutions aren't secular versions of the Rapture, in which the "bad" government disappears, to be replaced by a new, "good" one. Revolution is generally a social calamity, a nightmare of inhumanity: one regime dis ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
530. The Rebel, Albert Camus
L'Homme révolté = The Rebel, Albert Camus
عنوانها: انسان طاغی؛ انسان یاغی؛ عصیانگر؛ - آلبر کامو (قطره) ادبیات
عنوان: انسان طاغی؛ نویسنده: آلبر کامو؛ مترجم: مهبد ایرانی طلب؛ تهران، نشر قطره، 1374، در 353 ص؛ چاپ دوم نشر قطره سال 1392، در 336 ص؛ شابک: 9789643416065؛ چاپ دیگر: آبادان، پرسش، 1382؛ در 291 ص؛ چاپ دوم از نشر پرسش در آبادان و 1386، در 312 ص؛ شابک: 9789646629707؛ موضوع: انقلاب - فلسفه و روانشناسی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: عصیانگر؛ نویسنده: آلبر کامو؛ مترجم: مهستی بحرینی؛
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Rakhi Dalal
Camus makes me think. He is the author who has the power to steer my thoughts, along the line of his beliefs. He is dead. If he were alive, I am sure he would have supported the readers' movement against the irrational outlook of GR administration as regarding the freedom of readers to express their views. He would have hailed their rebellion and joined in to support, because I am sure he understood that all readers have their own opinions. He wouldn't be bothered by criticism.

As the choreograph
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Rakhi Dalal
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
Elham
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elham by: Wars
Shelves: france, essay, camus
The Rebel is the longest and at some points most difficult essay I’ve ever read. I think the title of the book itself is enough attractive for both Camus fans and other readers to choose this book.

But who is a rebel?!

A rebel is someone who says no – to a master. He was a slave, a labor, perhaps a mechanical iron man built by bolts and nuts who did whatever he was said to do. But the moment he rises and rebels he feels the stream of blood in his veins. He feels he’s alive. Despite this alive and
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Jeremy
Lucifer has also died with God, and from his ashes has risen a spiteful demon who does not even understand the object of his venture. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.




My second reading of Camus’ most divisive and controversial book, The Rebel, achieved something more than the first, perhaps over fifteen years ago. I had not read The Brothers Karamazov then, nor The Devils or Camus’ for-stage adaptation of The Devils: The Possessed, nor Camus’ play, The Just; and, in pa
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، شاید میتوان گفت که این کتاب، پیچیده ترین و البته ارزشمندترین اثرِ <آلبر کامو> میباشد
این کتاب از پنج فصل و حدوداً 33 بخش تشکیل شده است که مهمترین مسائلی که به آن پرداخته شده، بدین قرار است: انسان طاغی- طغیانِ متافیزیکی- نیست انگاری- طغیانِ تاریخی- ترور- تروریسم فردی- قتل- تروریسم دولتی- ترور عقلی- طغیان و انقلاب- آدمکشی تاریخی- فراسویِ نیست انگاری
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عزیزانم، انسانِ طاغی، انسانی است که تحتِ سلطه و دستورِ دیگران است و همیشه جواب
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Renée
May 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like to think
Although Camus is remembered more as a literary author than a philosopher, I think this work is fantastic. It's influenced me and my thinking more than any other author (apart from perhaps Nietzsche and George Steiner). Because Camus is such a wonderful author it is also not a particularely difficult read, as opposed to, say, Sartre's philosophical works (I do like Being and Nothingness, but he's really overdoing it), which makes it accessible for those who have not been educated in philosophy a ...more
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Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy (only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care ...more
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