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A Week in Literary History

November 7th, 2002

French novelist Albert Camus (The Stranger, 1942) is born in Mondovi, Algeria in 1913.

Albert Camus, b. November 7, 1913, d. 1960

Like Sartre, Camus was thought of as a philosopher as well as a creative writer, and his 1957 Nobel Prize rewarded him for “illuminating the problems of the human conscience of our times.” An Algerian, Camus came by his ideas on political freedom naturally, and his entire career was devoted to opposing the nihilistic trend in philosophy that followed the second world war.

Suggested Reading Novels The Stranger, 1942. The Plague, 1947. The Fall, 1956. Short stories Exile and the Kingdom, 1957. Non-fiction The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942. The Rebel, 1951.

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