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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.
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(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
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(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.
Au contact avec la lumiere, l'eau, le ciel, l'odeur des arbres, le relent des plantes aromatiques et le bourdonnement des insectes, Camus eprouve un bonheur immense : [beaucoup moins que]Sous le soleil du matin, ecrit-il, un grand bonheur se balance dans cet espace[beaucoup plus grand que].
Camus has no relation to that earlier French writer, Albert, the great humanist with whom he shares a surname.
Elle decide donc d'ecrire une biographie, non de Camus mais de son roman [beaucoup moins que] l'etranger [beaucoup plus grand que].
The mixer said he is not asking compensation for himself but for the members of the Camus Girls.
The First Man is an example of autofiction, in which Camus narrates his past with a blend of memory and imagination and describes his intellectual experiences in his personal style.
After lunch on Jan 4 1960, the car in which Albert Camus was travelling, driven by his friend and publisher Michel Gallimard, skidded off a road near the northern French town of Sens and crashed into a tree.
In Camus and the Challenge of Political Thought: Between Despair and Hope, Patrick Hayden praises 'Camus's understanding of the human as a being who revolts against the strange indifference of the world, yet who refuses to find solace by turning a blind eye to the absurdity of the human condition; as opposed to an understanding of the human as a being who is defined fundamentally by the capacity to discern a rational truth hidden behind a reality that is only apparently absurd' (p 43).