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Camus  literacy  from twitter_favs
june 2019 by tolkien
A Year in Reading: Namwali Serpell - The Millions
As it turns out, Albert Camus’s L’Étranger was strongly influenced by Cain’s novel. Why is the absence of conscience, a refusal of psychological complexity, and an action-based philosophy valued in the existentialist classic but dismissed as “brutality” in the crime novel? The very existence of Cain’s novel calls portentous, intellectual fictions into question.
albert  camus  stranger 
december 2018 by waynewilliamberninger
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death eBook by Albert Camus - 9780307827852 | Rakuten Kobo
Read "Resistance, Rebellion, and Death Essays" by Albert Camus with Rakuten Kobo. In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "canno...
albert  and  resistance  essays  camus  death  book  rebellion 
november 2018 by mAAdhaTTah
Ben Okri: 'I was nearly shot because I couldn’t speak my dad’s language' | Stage | The Guardian
Fifty years on, he cuts a familiar dash in his trademark beret, drinking tea in a tiny office at the top of the recently restored Coronet theatre in Notting Hill – where his new adaptation of Albert Camus’s The Outsider (L’Étranger) is about to be staged – and pondering how his traumatic early experiences inform his fascination with the French writer’s existentialist classic...
He regards L’Étranger as “one of those rare books that manage to be both brief and huge at the same time. The cut of its narrative is very unusual.
fren  culture  camus  racism 
september 2018 by juliusbeezer

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