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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
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Mar 29, 2012

really liked it
Recommended to Landon by: "One" by La Dispute
Recommended for: people interested in existentialism/philosophy
Read from April 01, 2011 to March 01, 2012 — I own a copy

Pointed to this book by some of the lyrics of the band La Dispute. Dense with philosophy, yet at the same time enjoyable to read and thought provoking. The Myth of Sisyphus, as it existentially expounds on the reason for continued living despite recognizing one's existence to be useless and absurd is the key take-away from this book. Camus, interestingly arrives at the conclusion of life when contemplating "the one truly philosophical problem." But, at the same time, Camus offers us some fun little essays in the rear of the book, which in my opinion offer the benefit of a little background on Camus himself as they tend to focus on his apparently beloved homeland of Algeria. Will definitely be reading The Myth again, for a better understanding.

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