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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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Ipso facto, Camus a ete cet homme qui a toujours affirme que son paradis est ce monde-ci et ce vecu-la.
En terminos generales, se asume que Camus ejercio un poder integrativo (en la perspectiva del economista Boulding, 1976, 1993, 1999), en cuanto generador de ideales, creador de expectativas y lider intelectual que ha ejercido gran influencia en la sociedad.
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But Camus could have read or heard about Bowles' story in the Partisan Review, the most prominent intellectual journal in America, whose left-wing, anti-Communist ideas were similar to his own.
Furthermore, Srigley asserts, it is in treating modernity and Christianity as one and the same that Camus renders this undertaking even more problematic.
He said the road accident that cost Albert Camus his life in 1960 was organized by Soviet spies.
For these reasons I have decided to assume that Camus has given this primacy to water imagery precisely because of the intimate physical relation with it w e must all, as humans, inevitably experience.
As they passed, Camus held up a pounds 10 note and was seen mouthing: "Get a job.