Good. Cover is lightly worn or soiled, with shelf edge wear and bumped corners. Binding is slightly loose and may show slight spine lean. Pages may contain former owner name, occasional underlining or marks, light reading wear or soiling.
Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A VINTAGE BOOK V-75. 150 pages. Appendix. A crucial exposition of existentialist thought by the 1957 Nobel Prize laureate and author of THE PLAGUE, THE STRANGER and THE FALL. Originally published in 1942 as LE MYTHE DE SISYPHE. English translation by Justin O'Brien. A very good utilitarian copy in illustrated white soft covers with moderate-significant wear and tanning. Former owner's name inked on the front endpaper. The text is clean and sound, moderately age-tanned.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Camus says suicide is a choice made by those who have found life to be absurd. To Camus, the Absurd is the only thing one can mark as undeniably true; and since it is true, it must be perpetuated. One must live in revolt with the Absurd and without hope. Revolt increases awareness of the experience. On the other hand, suicide is a form of acceptance and only ends the experience with the Absurd. He compares this struggle to Sisyphus's punishment: doomed to push a rock up a hill to eternity. Sisyphus lives without hope but finds gratification in his task each time he returns to fetch the rolling rock.
May 3, 2007
Tiresome effort to provide reasons for human existance and purpose if any...filled with out dated ideas current in the 1940's...no longer relavent in an era of deconstructed thought.
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