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  • Albert Camus

    La gran novela alegórica de Albert Camus. Ambientada a fines de los años cuarenta del siglo XX en Orán, La peste narra las vicisitudes de una ciudad cerrada durante un inesperado brote de peste bubónica. Ya en fechas de su publicación original, el autor confirmó lo que muchos lectores veían por sí solos: la epidemia era una alegoría de la ocupación nazi en Francia. Sin embargo, ese paralelismo no agota la capacidad profética del relato, que advierte sobre los peligros invisibles que acechan a toda sociedad moderna. La trama es sencilla y va desde el contagio inicial hasta el final de la epidemia, pero la hondura de sus planteamientos, así como la humanidad de sus...read more

  • Albert Camus

    Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality. Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger-- now one of the most widely read novels of this century-- in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in...read more

  • Albert Camus

    The Nobel Prize winner's most influential and enduring personal writings, newly curated and introduced by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is unsurpassed among writers for a body of work that animates the wonder and absurdity of existence. Personal Writings brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope and depth of his interior life. Grappling with an indifferent mother and an impoverished childhood in Algeria, an ever-present sense of exile, and an ongoing search for equilibrium, Camus's personal essays shed new light on the emotional and experiential foundations of his philosophical...read more

  • Albert Camus

    The Nobel Prize winner's most influential and enduring political writings, newly curated and introduced by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is unsurpassed among writers for a body of work that animates the wonder and absurdity of existence. Committed Writings brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope of his political thought. This pivotal collection embodies Camus's radical and unwavering commitment to upholding human rights, resisting fascism, and creating art in the service of...read more

  • Albert Camus

    In the small coastal city of Oran, Algeria, rats begin rising up from the filth only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. Albert Camus' The Plague is a brilliant and haunting rendering of human perseverance and futility in the face of a relentless terror born of...read more

  • Albert Camus

    By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the 'essential dimensions' of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous...read more

  • Albert Camus

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and...read more

  • Albert Camus

    Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed Camus, The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest...read more

  • Albert Camus

    From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his own aspirations as well as society's expectations of him. A missionary brutally converted to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with but an echo of his identity. Whether set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the stories in Exile and the Kingdom are probing portraits of spiritual exile, and man's perpetual search for an inner kingdom in which to be reborn. They display Camus at the height of his...read more

  • Albert Camus

    With millions of copies sold The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived. When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. This remarkable translation by Matthew Ward has been considered the definitive English version since its original...read more

  • Albert Camus

    Algerien um 1940: In der Hafenstadt Oran wütet die Pest, die Bevölkerung droht im Ausnahmezustand zu versinken. Keiner darf die Stadt verlassen, Hilfe von außen erreicht die Menschen nicht. Jeden Tag sucht sich die Krankheit neue Opfer, und einem unbestechlichen Richter gleich, macht sie weder vor den Hütten der Armen noch den Palästen der Reichen halt. Während die meisten der Bewohner in verzweifelter Lethargie verharren, vollbringt eine kleine Gruppe um den Arzt Rieux wahre Heldentaten. Einer der erfolgreichsten Romane der Nachkriegsliteratur - vom WDR opulent und mit herausragenden Sprechern neu...read more