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Exile and the Kingdom Albert Camus

Exile and the Kingdom By Albert Camus

Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus


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Summary

Explores the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance. This book evokes beautiful but harsh landscapes, whether the shimmering deserts of author's native Algeria or the wild, mysterious jungles of Brazil.

Exile and the Kingdom Summary

Exile and the Kingdom: Stories by Albert Camus

The stories of Exile and the Kingdom explore the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance. With intense power and lyricism, Camus evokes beautiful but harsh landscapes, whether the shimmering deserts of his native Algeria or the wild, mysterious jungles of Brazil.

Here a Frenchwoman is gradually seduced by the sheer difference of North Africa, a mutilated renegade is driven mad by the cruelty of his own people, and a barrel-maker watches the slow decline of his craft. A kindly teacher must choose between the law and a life, while a modest painter is out of his depth in the hypocrisy of the art world, and a French engineer discovers a new sense of belonging in a distant land.

French novelist, essayist, and playwright. 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.

Carol Cosman is the translator of many works from French, both literary and scholarly. Among the books she has translated are Jean-Paul Sartre's The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857, Honore de Balzac's Colonel Chabert, Simone de Beauvoir's America Day by Day, and most recently Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue.

About Albert Camus

Albert Camus (1913-60) grew up in a working-class neighbourhood in Algiers. He studied philosophy at the University of Algiers, and became a journalist. His most important works include The Outsider, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Plague and The Fall. After the occupation of France by the Germans in 1941, Camus became one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement. He was killed in a road accident, and his last unfinished novel, The First Man, appeared posthumously.

Additional information

GOR002026751
9780141188256
0141188251
Exile and the Kingdom: Stories by Albert Camus
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20060706
128
N/A
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