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Albert Camus : a life


Drawing on personal correspondence and public records never before tapped, as well as interviews with family, friends and lovers, Olivier Todd ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

Intellect and endurance !

by AnnieLou on Feb 12, 2008

A thorough and captivating biography of the talented author/philosopher Albert Camus. Todd traces the psychic and physical development of the young orphan , raised in poverty in French Algeria, by a tyrannical grandmother and a doting but deaf mute Mother' Recognized by his teacher as possessing a ... More


Very interesting

by vinbonne on Apr 20, 2007

I found the early section of the book very interesting, particularly up until the publishing of L'etrangere and the early friendhships in Paris. The later section seems more observational and less close to the people he was close to. But it does hit the main issues (this may just be my opinion). Its ... More

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