Who is Albert CamusAlbert Camus ( kam-OO, US also kə-MOO; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, dramatist and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.
Camus was born in French Algeria to Pieds Noirs parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighbourhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers. He was in Paris when the Germans invaded France during World War II in 1940. Camus tried to flee but finally joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at Combat, an outlawed newspaper. After the war, he was a celebrity figure and gave ...
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- Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
- Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
- A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.