Albert Camus

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Théâtre de l’Équipe (Caligula)
 

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Jean Camus
Catherine Camus
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1913-11-07
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Albert Camus was an important mid-century writer whose works explored nihilism, existentialism, and absolutism, while at the same time insisting upon an adherence to moral principles and the artist's engagement with the world and the struggles of humanity
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fyodor mikhaylovich dostoyevsky influenced albert camus (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, influenced)
andre malraux was friends with albert camus (André Malraux)
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Camus was born into a poor working class family in Algiers, Algeria. (Details)
When he was only a year old, his father, a laborer, died fighting in World War One. (Details)
He was raised by his illiterate and partially deaf mother and his grandmother. (Details)
 

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"for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times" (1957, Capital punishment)
 

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"for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times" (1957, Nobel Prize in Literature)
 

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1960-01-04
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Camus_Monument_in_Villeblevin_France_17-august-2003.1.JPG by Freebase Camus_NYWT&S.jpg by Freebase Stèle en mémoire des "Noces à Tipaza" d'Albert Camus by Flickr user dalbera Albert Camus by Flickr user SPDP Albert Camus street, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico by Flickr user Wonderlane Camus on NY Subway by Flickr user Paull Young Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower - Albert Camus by Flickr user Vibhu Ranjan Prasad Le Jour ni l'Heure 0345 : tombe d'Albert Camus, 1913-1960, au cimetière de Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Provence, vendredi 5 août 2011, 20:29:22 by Flickr user Renaud Camus invincible quote by Flickr user EvelynGiggles jan. 8, 2009: my joy is endless by Flickr user eioua école Albert CAMUS (ORANGE,FR84) by Flickr user jean-louis zimmermann 09 George Giusti, cover for The Possessed by Albert Camus (Vintage, 1964) by Flickr user 50 Watts (formerly A Journey Round My Skull) Le Jour ni l'Heure 0049  : bureau de l'écrivain, peintre et caricaturiste Albert Engström, 1869-1940, dans sa maison, Fastigheten Augustberg, de Grisslehamn, Roslagen, Suède, lundi 3 août 2010, 15:55:04 by Flickr user Renaud Camus Le Jour ni l'Heure 0026 : atelier maritime du peintre, caricaturiste et écrivain Albert Engström, 1869-1940, à Grisslehamn, dans le Roslagen, Suède, mardi 3 août 2010, 15:08:15 by Flickr user Renaud Camus Le Jour ni l'heure 0012 : plâtre de la tête de Same, par Christian Eriksson, dans l'atelier maritime d'Albert Engström à Grisslehamn, dans le Roslagen, Suède, mardi 3 août 2010, 14:56:18 by Flickr user Renaud Camus