The Rebel

An Essay on Man in Revolt

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times. Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

The Rebel

An Essay on Man in Revolt

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679733841

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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The author traces the ways in which the theories of philosophers such as Rousseau, Hegel and Marx have been misused.

The Rebel

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914106

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 6128

The Rebel is Camus's 'attempt to understand the time I live in' and a brilliant essay on the nature of human revolt. Published in 1951, it makes a daring critique of communism - how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It questions two events held sacred by the left wing - the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917 - that had resulted, he believed, in terrorism as a political instrument. In this towering intellectual document, Camus argues that hope for the future lies in revolt, which unlike revolution is a spontaneous response to injustice and a chance to achieve change without giving up collective and intellectual freedom.

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Essays

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827852

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus' rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.

A Life Worth Living

Author: Robert Zaretsky

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself, and those about him, to challenge the status quo. For Camus, rebellion against injustice is the human condition.

Camus

Author: David Sherman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444303287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Reflecting the profound influence he continues to exert on popular consciousness, Camus examines the complete body of works of French author and philosopher Albert Camus, providing a comprehensive analysis of Camus’ most important works—most notably The Myth of Sisyphus, The Stranger, The Fall, The Plague, and The Rebel—within the framework of his basic ethical orientation. Makes Camus’ concerns clear in terms that will resonate with contemporary readers Reveals the unity and integrity of Camus’ writings and political activities Discusses Camus’ ongoing relevance by showing how he prefigures many postmodern positions in philosophy, literature, and politics

The Cambridge Companion to Camus

Author: Edward J. Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Albert Camus is one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one of France's most widely read modern literary authors and one of the youngest winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. As the author of L'Etranger and the architect of the notion of 'the Absurd' in the 1940s, he shot to prominence in France and beyond. His work nevertheless attracted hostility as well as acclaim and he was increasingly drawn into bitter political controversies, especially the issue of France's place and role in the country of his birth, Algeria. Most recently, postcolonial studies have identified in his writings a set of preoccupations ripe for revisitation. Situating Camus in his cultural and historical context, this 2007 Companion explores his best-selling novels, his ambiguous engagement with philosophy, his theatre, his increasingly high-profile work as a journalist and his reflection on ethical and political questions that continue to concern readers today.

Lyrical and Critical Essays

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030782778X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Edited by Philip Thody, translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. "Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter."--The New York Times Book Review "...a new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest."--The Nation

The Plague

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827801

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1689

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

The Burden of Responsibility

Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226414195

Category: History

Page: 204

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Using the lives of the three outstanding French intellectuals of the twentieth century, renowned historian Tony Judt offers a unique look at how intellectuals can ignore political pressures and demonstrate a heroic commitment to personal integrity and moral responsibility unfettered by the difficult political exigencies of their time. Through the prism of the lives of Leon Blum, Albert Camus, and Raymond Aron, Judt examines pivotal issues in the history of contemporary French society—antisemitism and the dilemma of Jewish identity, political and moral idealism in public life, the Marxist moment in French thought, the traumas of decolonization, the disaffection of the intelligentsia, and the insidious quarrels rending Right and Left. Judt focuses particularly on Blum's leadership of the Popular Front and his stern defiance of the Vichy governments, on Camus's part in the Resistance and Algerian War, and on Aron's cultural commentary and opposition to the facile acceptance by many French intellectuals of communism's utopian promise. Severely maligned by powerful critics and rivals, each of these exemplary figures stood fast in their principles and eventually won some measure of personal and public redemption. Judt constructs a compelling portrait of modern French intellectual life and politics. He challenges the conventional account of the role of intellectuals precisely because they mattered in France, because they could shape public opinion and influence policy. In Blum, Camus, and Aron, Judt finds three very different men who did not simply play the role, but evinced a courage and a responsibility in public life that far outshone their contemporaries. "An eloquent and instructive study of intellectual courage in the face of what the author persuasively describes as intellectual irresponsibility."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times

Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts

Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195181573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 3074

'Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts' talks about the early work of Camus and Sartre, including Camus' 'The Stranger', 'The Myth of Sisyphus', 'The Plague', and Sartre's 'Nausea', 'No Exit' and the concepts of 'Bad Faith' and 'Being-for-Others'.

Essays in Aesthetics

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145322856X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

View: 7602

Renowned French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre references artists such as Tintoretto, Calder, Lapoujade, Titian, Raphael, and Michaelangelo in discussing how great art of the past relates to the challenges of his eraEssays in Aesthetics is a provocative collection that considers the nature of art and its meaning. Sartre considers the artist’s “function,” and the relation of art and the artist to the human condition. Sartre integrates his deep concern for the sensibilities of the artist with a fascinating analysis of the techniques of the artist as creator. The result is a vibrant manifesto of existentialist aesthetics. By looking at existentialism through the lens of great art, Essays in Aesthetics is just as valuable a read to the artist as it is to the philosopher.

Sustainability Assessment

Criteria and Processes

Author: Bob Gibson,Selma Hassan,James Tansey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136556095

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

View: 3476

This work tackles the complexities of sustainability assessment and provides practical solutions and comprehensive analysis, guidance and criteria for impact assessment professionals and policy makers at all levels and in all circumstances.

Essay on Man

Author: Alexander Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 122

View: 5954

The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400076323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 491

View: 8898

Provides translations of extracts from the French philosopher's works.

An Essay on Liberation

Author: Herbert Marcuse

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807096873

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 6337

In this concise and startling book, the author of One-Dimensional Man argues that the time for utopian speculation has come. Marcuse argues that the traditional conceptions of human freedom have been rendered obsolete by the development of advanced industrial society. Social theory can no longer content itself with repeating the formula, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," but must now investigate the nature of human needs themselves. Marcuse's claim is that even if production were controlled and determined by the workers, society would still be repressive—unless the workers themselves had the needs and aspirations of free men. Ranging from philosophical anthropology to aesthetics An Essay on Liberation attempts to outline—in a highly speculative and tentative fashion—the new possibilities for human liberation. TheEssay contains the following chapters: A Biological Foundation for Socialism?, The New Sensibility, Subverting Forces—in Transition, and Solidarity.

The Stranger

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827666

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678822

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

View: 1583

Explores cities as the origin of revolutionary politics, where social and political issues are always at the surface, using examples from such cities as New York City and Mumbai to examine how they can be better ecologically reorganized.

Notebooks, 1935-1942

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9781566638722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4959

Camus' diary and random notes which provided material for his later fiction.

The Myth of Sisyphus

And Other Essays

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827828

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 6101

One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.