Albert Camus: A Life by Olivier Todd

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Title: Albert Camus: A Life
Author: Olivier Todd
Category: Biography
Date: 1996/
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9780786707393

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In this vibrant, partaking biography of Albert Camus, the internationally acclaimed creator of The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall, French author and journalist Olivier Todd has richly tapped sources by no means earlier than accessible—private correspondence, notebooks, public information, in addition to unique interviews with Camus’s household, pals, fellow staff, mentors, and lovers. What emerges is the research of a person caught in conflicts between household loyalties and his personal passionate nature, between the decision to political motion and devotion to his artwork, between his assist of the native Algerians and his identification with the forgotten poor whites. Exploring Camus’s impoverished childhood within the Algerian metropolis of Belcourt, his underground actions through the Occupation in Paris, the intrigues of the French literati who embraced him after the publication of his first novel, L’Etranger, Todd uncovers the solitary non-public man behind the masks of his celeb. He reveals us a author remoted by his personal success, crippled by the charms of girls he couldn’t resist, debilitated by the tuberculosis that didn’t kill him. The auto accident that did provides solely to the ironies within the lifetime of this worldwide large of twentieth-century literature.

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