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Plague

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ISBN-10: 0075536498

ISBN-13: 9780075536499

Edition: 1988

Authors: Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert

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Translated by Stuart Gilbert
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Book details

List price: $11.67
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/1/1965
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.