As a philosophy teacher, mentor and friend, Jean Grenier had an enormous influence on the young Albert Camus, who, in fact, acknowledged that Grenier's Les Iles had touched the very core of his sensibility and provided him with both a terrain for reflection, and a format that he would later use for his own essays. Their correspondence, beginning when the 17-year-old Camus was Grenier's student at the Grand Lyce of Algiers, documents the younger man's struggle to become a writer and find his own voice, a period in which he ...

Correspondence, 1932-1960 2004, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803214972