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Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born on 7 November 1913 (1913 – 1960) in French Algeria, he was a philosopher, author, and journalist, and was best known for his absurdist works, including ‘The Stranger’ and ‘The Plague.’ He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

Camus was in Paris in 1940 when the Germans invaded France during World War II, he joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at ‘Combat’, an illegal newspaper.

Camus wrote in cycles, each cycle consisted of a novel, an essay, and a play. His debut novel, The Stranger (1942), was written from a place of suffering. His father had died in World War I, and the carnage of World War II forced a questioning of life and its meaning. He used it as a platform to explore absurdity, a concept central to his writings and at the core of his attention questioning the meaning of life.

Sadly he died in a car crash at the young age of 47 years, who knows what treasures we lost.


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

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