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, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 636–640 | Cite as

The Splendid Legacy of Albert Camus

  • Juana Rosa Pita
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Solitude & Solidarity. Edited by Catherine Camus with Marcelle Mahasela, trans. Joseph Laredo. (Zürich: Edition Olms, 2012), 206 pp. ISBN: 978–3283011888

La Postérité du Soleil. Text by Albert Camus, with photos by Henriette Grindat, amd Itinéraires by René Char. (Vevey: Editions de L’Air, 1986), 140 pp.

Algerian Chronicles by Albert Camus, edited by Alice Kaplan, trans. Arthur Goldhammer. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013), 224 pp. ISBN: 978–0674072589

“No one can die in peace if he has not done all he can to help others to live.” With these words, found in one of Albert Camus’s notebooks, Catherine Camus opens Solitude & Solidarity, an annotated photographic biography of her father on the centenary of his birth. Divided in four parts—Genesis, 1913–1936; Awakening and action, 1937–1945; Rebellion, 1946–1951; Solitude and solidarity, 1952–1960—it is a surprising album of pictures, reflections, letters, and fragments that, in the manner of a kaleidoscope, sheds new light on...

Further Reading

The following is a selection of works by Camus and related books in English:

  1. Camus. Caligula and other plays, trans. Stuart Gilbert. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  2. ____. Exile and the Kingdom, trans. Carol Cosman. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  3. ____. The Fall, trans. Justin O’Brian. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  4. ____. The First Man. trans. David Hapgood. New York: Knopf/VintageGoogle Scholar
  5. ____. A Happy Death, trans. Richard Howard. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  6. ____. Lyrical and Critical Essays. ed. by Philip Thody, trans. Ellen Conroy Kennedy. New York: Random House.Google Scholar
  7. ____. The Myth of Sisyphus, trans. Justin O’Brian. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  8. ____. Notebooks 19351942, trans. Philp Thody. Lanham, MD: Ivan R. D.Google Scholar
  9. ____. Notebooks 1942–1951, trans. Justin O’Brian. Lanham, MD: Ivan R. D.Google Scholar
  10. ____. Notebooks 1951–1959, trans. Ryan Boom. Lanham, MD: Ivan R. D.Google Scholar
  11. ____. The Outsider, trans. Joseph Laredo. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  12. ____. The Plague, trans. Robin Buss. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  13. ____. The Rebel, trans. Anthony Bower. London: Penguin.Google Scholar
  14. Carroll, D. 2008. Albert Camus the Algerian, Colonialism, Terrorism, Justice. New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  15. Char, R. 2010. Furor and Mystery and Other Writings. Trans. and edited by M.A. Caws and Nancy Kline. Boston: Black Widow Press.Google Scholar
  16. Foley, J. 2008. Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt. Stockfield: Acumen Publishing.Google Scholar
  17. Margerrison, C. et al. 2008. Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of his Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Amsterdam: Rodopi.Google Scholar
  18. Matthew, J. 1956. Hypnos Waking, Poetry and Prose by René Char. New York: Random House.Google Scholar
  19. Merton, T. 1985. “Seven Essays on Albert Camus (1966–1968)”. In The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton. New York: New Directions.Google Scholar
  20. Mumma, H. 2000. Albert Camus and the Minister. Brewster: Paraclete Press.Google Scholar
  21. Thody, P. 1973. Albert Camus 1913–1960. London: Hamish Hamilton.Google Scholar
  22. Todd, O. 1997. Albert Camus, A Life. New York: Knopf/Vintage.Google Scholar
  23. Vargas Llosa, M. 1981. Albert Camus y la moral de los límites. In M. Vargas Llosa (Ed.), Entre Sartre y Camus. Río Piedras: Ediciones Huracán.Google Scholar
  24. Zaretsky, R. 2010. Albert Camus, Elements of a Life. 2010. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar

Posthumous works not published in English:

  1. Camus, A. and Grenier, J. 1981. Correspondance, 1932–1960. Introduction, M. Dobrenne. Paris: Gallimard.Google Scholar
  2. Camus, A. and Char, R. 2007. Correspondance, 1949–1959. Introduction, F. Planeille. Paris: Gallimard.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

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