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 (kä-mo͞o′, -mü′), Albert 1913-1960.
Algerian-born French writer and philosopher whose works, such as the novels The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947), concern the absurdity of the human condition. He won the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature.


(French kamy)
(Biography) Albert (albɛr). 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


(kaˈmü; Eng. kæˈmu)

Albert, 1913–60, French novelist, playwright, and essayist: Nobel prize 1957.
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Noun1.Camus - French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
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This lady was the daughter of Nicholas de Camus, who arrived in Paris with twenty francs in his pocket, became secretary of state, and accumulated wealth enough to divide nine millions of francs among his children and to keep an income of forty thousand for himself.
The fierce Sir Hugh Calverley, with his yellow mane, and the rugged Sir Robert Knolles, with their war-hardened and veteran companies of English bowmen, headed the long column; while behind them came the turbulent bands of the Bastard of Breteuil, Nandon de Bagerant, one-eyed Camus, Black Ortingo, La Nuit and others whose very names seem to smack of hard hands and ruthless deeds.
Summary: In 1951, Albert Camus wrote in "The Rebel," "Revolt protests, it demands, it insists that the outrage be brought to an end, and that what has up to now been built upon shifting sands should henceforth be founded on rock.
Family Legacy is a feast for the senses and embodies what five generations of the CAMUS Family like to call: "the Finer Things in Life.
Die stoisynse element in Die pes is vandag ewe relevant as toe die roman aanvanklik verskyn het, maar destyds misgekyk is ten gunste van die populere wanbeeld van Camus as eksistensialis--'n etiket waarteen hy herhaaldelik geprotesteer het.
Ipso facto, Camus a ete cet homme qui a toujours affirme que son paradis est ce monde-ci et ce vecu-la.
At the end of his essay on Simone Weil, Milosz notes a touching and revealing detail: on the day Camus learned that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize, hounded by a horde of journalists and photographers, he took refuge at Mrs Weil's.
Camus himself adhered to the 'philosophy of the absurd', which explains the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and our inability to find any.
In just 160 spare pages, Daoud recounts--and challenges--not only the original narrative of Meursualt, the anti-hero created by Camus, but through bestowing a name, family, legacy, to a forgotten victim, he sharply deconstructs the troubled decades of French-Algerian history, explores the erasure of identity and the legacy of colonialism, examines the consequences of violent independence and the ensuing, ongoing reconstruction of a national identity.
Both were born in Algeria, Camus to a poor pied noir family in Algiers, Daoud to a policeman.
The scam has claimed victims in almost every state, Camus said.
C'est, a vrai dire, une tres courte nouvelle d'Albert Camus.