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Camus

Albert . 1913--60, French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, noted for his pessimistic portrayal of man's condition of isolation in an absurd world: author of the novels L'Étranger (1942) and La Peste (1947), the plays Le Malentendu (1945) and Caligula (1946), and the essays Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942) and L'Homme révolté (1951): Nobel prize for literature 1957.
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A bien des egards, Camus se refuse obstinement a etre un imbecile, car il fete ouvertement ses noces avec la nature, dans la felicite, la grandeur et la gloire.
Son livre dit-elle, [beaucoup moins que] est tisse de balades, de fouilles les journaux dans les carnets de Camus et ses manuscrits.
Camus' migrant ancestors arrived in Algeria in the 1840s and 1870s, while Jacques Cormery's grandmother, settled in the Sahel, is of Mahon origin and married "a slender and delicate man, of Mahon and Alsatian origin, whose brothers were already settled in Algeria by 1848" (The First Man 65).
Almost 60 years on, Catherine Camus welcomes me into her father's former home, an old silk farm in the Provencal village of Lourmarin, and tells me that the impact of that horrific event registered "like an earthquake".
(1) This is the Camus for which Patrick Hayden ultimately fails to account, to the book's ultimate detriment.
Camus said even he received a call from one of the scammers at his home on a Saturday.
C'est justement a l'image de cet << aventurier du quotidien >> (OCI, 261) evoque dans Le Mythe de Sisyphe que les contributeurs au volume collectif Albert Camus au quotidien se proposent d'aborder l'homme et son ceuvre : << Refusant de s'abandonner aux illusions et a l'eternite, [Camus] parvient [...], a force de concentration quotidienne, d'ascese intellectuelle et d'extreme conscience, mais aussi a travers un corps et les conditions physiques de l'existence, a vivre et a creer.