Albert Camus


Born
in Mondovi, Algeria
November 07, 1913

Died
January 04, 1960

Genre

Influences


Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy (only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field), he came to France at the age of twenty-five. The man and the times met: Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat. But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time; in 1947 Camus retired from political journali ...more

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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Polls

February 2016 Monthly Short Story Poll

1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages
 
  27 votes, 17.8%

1915, The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, 98 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.8%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.8%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.2%

1937, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.5%

 
  9 votes, 5.9%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1960, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, 96 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.9%

1912, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 96 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.9%

1894, A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin, 26 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.9%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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