Biography of Albert Camus

Biography of Albert Camus


Albert Camus is a French writer, was born in Algiers.

Camus was one of the most important authors and thinkers of the 20th century. As a student at the University of Algiers, he formed a theater group and adapted, directed and staged plays. He was active in public reforms, and became a member of the Communist Party.

Shortly after the release of his essay “The Marriage Feast,” he went to Paris as a journalist. In the Second World War, he joined the French resistance and was the chief editor of the underground magazine “Komba.” Famous for his energetic, laconic and clear style, Camus soon received the recognition of an important literary figure. Camus believed that the human situation ridiculously identifies him with existentialists, but he denied belonging to this group. Albert Camus in his works quite boldly expressed humanism.

Heroes in his novels and plays, although they were perfectly aware of the senselessness of the human situation, but claimed their humanity by rebelling against circumstances.

In Camus’s essay The Myth of Sisyphus, he formulates his theory of absurdity and the philosophical basis of his novel The Outsider and his plays Misunderstanding and Caligula.

His essay “The Rebellious Man,” refers to the historical, spiritual and political revolt, enriches the theme begun in the stories of “Plague” and “Falling.”

Other of his works are plays “Siege of the State” and “Righteous”, journalistic essays and stories. Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957 for literature.

The first sketch of the autobiography of Albert Camus was found in the briefcase after his death in a car accident, and was published as “Le Premier Homme.”



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Biography of Albert Camus