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By Albert Camus

In his first novel, a cheerful dying, written whilst he used to be in his early twenties and retrieved from his deepest papers following his loss of life in 1960, Albert Camus laid the basis for The Stranger, focusing in either works on an Algerian clerk who kills a guy in chilly blood. yet he additionally published himself to an quantity that he by no means might in his later fiction. For if a contented loss of life is the learn of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his life, it's also a remarkably candid portrait of its writer as a tender man.

As the unconventional follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's residence -- after which, fleeing, in a trip that takes him via levels of exile, hedonism, privation, and demise -it provides us a glimpse into the mind's eye of 1 of the good writers of the 20th century. For here's the younger Camus himself, in love with the ocean and solar, enraptured by means of girls but disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of motion and ethical accountability that might make him crucial to the concept of our time.

Translated from the French through Richard Howard

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Gone the hesitant sorrow of my spring! Passed on the snowflakes of my wickedness in June! Summer have I become entirely, and summer-midday— —a summer in the highest heights, with cold springs and blissful stillness: oh come, my friends, that the stillness might become even more blissful! For these are our heights and our home: too high and boldly we live here for all unclean creatures and their thirst. Just cast your clear eyes into the fount of my pleasure, you friends! How could that make it turbid!

My father died at the age of 36:* he was delicate, kindly, and morbid, like a being destined only to pass by—more a gracious remembrance of life than life itself. In the same year as his life declined, mine declined, too: in the thirty-sixth year of my life I reached the nadir of my vitality—I was still alive, but could not see three steps ahead of me. * This was my minimum: The Wanderer and his Shadow was produced while it was going on. Without a doubt I was an expert in shadows in those days...

Begins in earnest to amass notes for The Will to Power. 1886 Publishes Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. Change of publisher results in new expanded editions of The Birth of Tragedy and Human, All Too Human (now with a Chronology 1887 1888 1889 1890 1894 1897 1900 xxxvii second volume comprising the Assorted Opinions and Maxims and The Wanderer and His Shadow). Publishes On the Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic. New, expanded editions of Daybreak and The Gay Science. Begins to receive public recognition: Georg Brandes lectures on his work in Copenhagen.

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