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Notebooks 1951-1959 by Albert Camus
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Notebooks 1951-1959 (edition 2008)

by Albert Camus (Author)

Series: Camus' Notebooks (3)

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"Withheld in France for twenty-nine years after his death, and now appearing in English for the first time, Albert Camus' final journals give us our rawest and most intimate glimpse yet into one of the most important voices of French letters and twentieth-century literature." "The first two volumes of Camus' Notebooks began as simple instruments of his work - a testing ground for his aesthetic ideas and a gathering place for quotations and commentary. This final volume, recorded over the last nine years of his life, takes on the characteristics of a more personal diary." "As in the earlier Notebooks, we see here also the birth of some of Camus' greatest works: The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and his unfinished masterpiece, The First Man. His gorgeous travel descriptions, his political observations, and his philosophical musings are the most appealing features of these recorded thoughts. Notebooks 1951-1959 completes one of the most important sets of literary "working papers" of the past century."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:Notebooks 1951-1959
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Info:Ivan R. Dee (2008), Edition: First Edition (1st printing), 284 pages
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While reading this book I had the uncomfortable feeling that it was not meant to be read. Not because Camus' notebooks are too personal or intimate (they aren't), but because they are full of small and cryptic annotations to be expanded in other works, and these annotations are disconnected, decontextualized, and unsatisfying. ( )
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"Withheld in France for twenty-nine years after his death, and now appearing in English for the first time, Albert Camus' final journals give us our rawest and most intimate glimpse yet into one of the most important voices of French letters and twentieth-century literature." "The first two volumes of Camus' Notebooks began as simple instruments of his work - a testing ground for his aesthetic ideas and a gathering place for quotations and commentary. This final volume, recorded over the last nine years of his life, takes on the characteristics of a more personal diary." "As in the earlier Notebooks, we see here also the birth of some of Camus' greatest works: The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and his unfinished masterpiece, The First Man. His gorgeous travel descriptions, his political observations, and his philosophical musings are the most appealing features of these recorded thoughts. Notebooks 1951-1959 completes one of the most important sets of literary "working papers" of the past century."--BOOK JACKET.

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