Notebooks 1951-1959 by Albert Camus,Ryan Bloom

By Albert Camus,Ryan Bloom

Withheld from book in France for twenty-nine years after his loss of life, and now in English for the 1st time, Camus's ultimate journals supply us our rawest and such a lot intimate glimpse but into probably the most vital voices of French letters and twentieth-century literature. the 1st volumes of his Notebooks all started as uncomplicated tools of his paintings; this ultimate quantity, recorded over the past 9 years of his lifestyles, tackle the features of a extra own diary. Fearing that his reminiscence used to be commencing to fail him, Camus famous right here his reactions to the polemics stirred via The Rebel, his emotions in regards to the Algerian struggle, his sojourns in Greece and Italy, thinly veiled observations on his spouse and enthusiasts, heartaches over his relations, and nervousness over the Nobel Prize that he was once provided in 1957.

As within the previous Notebooks, we see the following additionally the delivery of a few of Camus's maximum works: The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and his unfinished masterpiece, The First Man. His lovely shuttle descriptions, his political observations, and his philosophical musings are the main attractive good points of those recorded concepts. Notebooks 1951-1959 completes probably the most very important set of literary "working papers" of the prior century. Ryan Bloom's delicate translation used to be shortlisted for the French-American beginning and Florence Gould beginning translation prize for nonfiction.

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