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Author Gloag, Oliver, author
Title Albert Camus : a very short introduction / Oliver Gloag
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PQ2605.A3734 Z65864 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020648218
Edition First edition
Descript xxii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Very short introductions ; 628
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-122) and index
"Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. Active in the first half of the twentieth century, his views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism, and his works have inspired numerous movies, and even pop songs, and are frequently referenced in contemporary politics. In this Very Short Introduction Oliver Gloag explores the life and work of a man full of contradictions, who occupied an ambiguous position in troubled and conflicted times. A fearless journalist who tirelessly investigated the terrible conditions of people in French-occupied Algeria in the 1930s, Camus also stated that the only salvation for France was to remain an <"Arab Power>". While he published articles during the German Occupation in a clandestine resistance newspaper, Camus also withdrew a chapter on Kafka to ensure that his philosophical treatise would pass the Nazi-controlled censorship. Over the course of his life he ranged from being strongly in favour of the death penalty to deploring it in his philosophy.. Following a broad chronological framework, Gloag explores the major philosophical and literary works of Camus in the historical context in which they were written and published, and analyses how the reception and popularity of these works are connected with contemporary political, social and cultural issues, shaping the ideological landscape that surrounds us"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960. fast (OCoLC)fst00036855
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
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