The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus’s Writings

  • Editors
  • Emmanuelle Anne Vanborre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Editor’s Introduction

    1. Emmanuelle Anne Vanborre
      Pages 1-4
  3. Literary Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Aurélie Palud
      Pages 19-33
    3. Emmanuelle Anne Vanborre
      Pages 35-49
  4. Philosophical and Political Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Matthew H. Bowker
      Pages 63-77
    3. Araceli Hernández Laroche
      Pages 79-91
  5. Evolution and Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Jennifer Stafford Brown
      Pages 95-109
    3. Mamadou Abdoulaye Ly
      Pages 111-124
    4. Sophie Bourgault
      Pages 125-142
    5. Thomas Epstein
      Pages 143-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-174

About this book


Fifty years after Camus's untimely death, his work still has a tremendous impact on literature. From a twenty-first century vantage point, his work offer us coexisting ideas and principles by which we can read and understand the other and ourselves. Yet Camus seems to guide us without directing us strictly; his fictions do not offer clear-cut solutions or doctrines to follow. This complexity is what demands that the oeuvre be read, and reread. The wide-ranging articles in this volume shed light, concentrate on the original aspects of Camus' writings and explore how and why they are still relevant for us today.


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