Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

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9780198792970

Publication date:

10/02/2020

Paperback

152 pages

Price: 299.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198792970

Publication date:

10/02/2020

Paperback

152 pages

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Oliver Gloag

  • Explores the life and work of Albert Camus, major cultural icon of the twentieth century
  • Offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions including his notion of the absurd and revolt
  • Analyses the enduring popularity of Camus in connection with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction Series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

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Part of Very Short Introduction

Oliver Gloag

Description

Few would question that Albert Camus (1913-1960), novelist, playwright, philosopher and journalist, is a major cultural icon. His widely quoted works have led to countless movie adaptions, graphic novels, pop songs, and even t-shirts.

In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Gloag chronicles the inspiring story of Camus' life. From a poor fatherless settler in French-Algeria to the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gloag offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions, including his notion of the absurd and revolt, as well as his highly original concept of pure happiness through unity with nature called "bonheur". This original introduction also addresses debates on coloniality, which have arisen around Camus' work.

Gloag presents Camus in all his complexity a staunch defender of many progressive causes, fiercely attached to his French-Algerian roots, a writer of enormous talent and social awareness plagued by self-doubt, and a crucially relevant author whose major works continue to significantly impact our views on contemporary issues and events.

About the Author

Oliver Gloag is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literature at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He was educated at Columbia University, Tulane University (J.D.), and Duke University (Ph.D.); he specializes in francophone and postcolonial literature, twentieth century French literature, and cultural history. He has published on Sartre and Camus and contributed to The Sartrean Mind (Routledge). He is the author of a forthcoming book on the ideological and political claiming of Camus in contemporary France (La fabrique).


ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Part of Very Short Introduction

Oliver Gloag

Table of contents

Preface
1: Camus, son of France in Algeria
2: Camus, from reporter to editorialist
3: Camus and the absurd
4: Rebel without a cause
5: Camus and Sartre — the breaks that made them inseparable
6: Camus and Algeria
7: Camus' legacies
Further reading
Index

Part of Very Short Introduction

Oliver Gloag

Part of Very Short Introduction

Oliver Gloag

Review

"Oliver Gloag presents Camus without apologies. The reader must come to terms with the paradox of the colonizer's unreasonable love of "home", his controversial sexual politics, and his luminous prose of anguish and integrity." - Professor Gayatri Spivak, author of A Critique of Postcolonial Reason

"An admirably concise but penetrating analysis of unresolved conflicts between Camus' humanism and his attachment to French Algeria as the key to his writing." - Robert O. Paxton, Emeritus Professor at Columbia University

Part of Very Short Introduction

Oliver Gloag

Description

Few would question that Albert Camus (1913-1960), novelist, playwright, philosopher and journalist, is a major cultural icon. His widely quoted works have led to countless movie adaptions, graphic novels, pop songs, and even t-shirts.

In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Gloag chronicles the inspiring story of Camus' life. From a poor fatherless settler in French-Algeria to the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gloag offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions, including his notion of the absurd and revolt, as well as his highly original concept of pure happiness through unity with nature called "bonheur". This original introduction also addresses debates on coloniality, which have arisen around Camus' work.

Gloag presents Camus in all his complexity a staunch defender of many progressive causes, fiercely attached to his French-Algerian roots, a writer of enormous talent and social awareness plagued by self-doubt, and a crucially relevant author whose major works continue to significantly impact our views on contemporary issues and events.

About the Author

Oliver Gloag is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literature at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He was educated at Columbia University, Tulane University (J.D.), and Duke University (Ph.D.); he specializes in francophone and postcolonial literature, twentieth century French literature, and cultural history. He has published on Sartre and Camus and contributed to The Sartrean Mind (Routledge). He is the author of a forthcoming book on the ideological and political claiming of Camus in contemporary France (La fabrique).


ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Reviews

"Oliver Gloag presents Camus without apologies. The reader must come to terms with the paradox of the colonizer's unreasonable love of "home", his controversial sexual politics, and his luminous prose of anguish and integrity." - Professor Gayatri Spivak, author of A Critique of Postcolonial Reason

"An admirably concise but penetrating analysis of unresolved conflicts between Camus' humanism and his attachment to French Algeria as the key to his writing." - Robert O. Paxton, Emeritus Professor at Columbia University

Read More

Table of contents

Preface
1: Camus, son of France in Algeria
2: Camus, from reporter to editorialist
3: Camus and the absurd
4: Rebel without a cause
5: Camus and Sartre — the breaks that made them inseparable
6: Camus and Algeria
7: Camus' legacies
Further reading
Index

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