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The Cambridge Companion to Camus


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Chronology; Introduction Edward J. Hughes; Part I. Biography and Influences: 1. Camus: a life lived in critical times Ieme van der Poel; 2. Situating Camus: the formative influences Toby Garfitt; 3. Autobiographical soundings in L'Envers et l'Endroit Edward J. Hughes; Part II. Themes, Preoccupations and Genres: 4. Rethinking the absurd: Le Mythe de Sisyphe David Carroll; 5. Camus and the theatre Christine Margerrison; 6. Camus the journalist Jeanyves Guerin; 7. Camus and social justice Martin Crowley; 8. Violence and ethics in Camus Colin Davis; 9. Camus and Sartre: the great quarrel Charles Forsdick; 10. Portraits of women, visions of Algeria Danielle Marx-Scouras; Part III. Texts and Contexts: 11. From Noces to L'Etranger Peter Dunwoodie; 12. Layers of meaning in La Peste Margaret E. Gray; 13. Withheld identity in La Chute David Ellison; 14. Le Premier Homme and the literature of loss Debra Kelly; Postface Edward J. Hughes; Guide to further reading; Index.

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An accessible guide to Albert Camus, one of the iconic figures of modern French literature, first published in 2007.

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Edward J. Hughes is Professor of French Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.


'The Cambridge Companion to Camus is a fine collection of essays, covering many facets of its subject, as well as providing good background, an excellent chronology of Camus's life an times, and a thorough guide to further reading.' Times Literary Supplement

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