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The unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of car accident in which Camus died in 1960. Although it was not published ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Hardcover, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995

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AnnieLou
by AnnieLou on Feb 9, 2008

A few years following his acclaim as Nobel Prize winner, Albert Camus suffers a fatal car accident. The manuscript found in the wreckage has been edited by his daughter and published as "the First Man" in 1995. In this autobiography, camus intdroduces us to the poverty and struggles of the french algerian colonists. Having been orphaned by his fathers death in WWW 1 trenches, he is raised by an affectionate but deaf mute Mother and a tyrannical and abusive gradmother. How he survives this bleak environment is largely due to a remarkable teacher who rechognizes his talsnts and tutors him up to scholarships. Tallented in philosophy as well as journalism, his essays on "Absurdism" and nihilism make a mark on Parisian intellectuals. Written with intense feeling and honesty, his life story is tryuly inspiring. A great book !

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The First Man - Camus

by sghfromnj on Sep 8, 2007

This was such a gem to find! Unfinished, and therefore full of notes to himself, it shows us Camus in reverie. Tender, heartbreaking, real -- I feel I have been in the life of the boy who surely was Camus himself! Even if you find other books by Camus uncomfortably dark, this one is full of the kind of hope that perseveres in the heart of a brilliant spirit. SGH

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