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The First Man - The Graphic Novel
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Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. During World War II, he joined the Resistance movement in Paris, then became editor-in-chief of the newspaper Combat during the Liberation. A novelist, playwright, and essayist, he is most famous for his novels The Stranger and The Plague. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Jacques Ferrandez was born in Algeria in 1955. In 1987, he began his Notebooks from the Orient, a series of panoramic portraits depicting the history of the French presence in Algeria, for which he was awarded the Historia Prix Special. An indisputable expert on the Algerian question, he adapted Camus's novel The Stranger as well as his new interpretation of The First Man. His books have been the subject of many exhibitions in France and Algeria. Ryan Bloom is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His translations and writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, New England Review, Guernica, PEN America, the American Prospect, and a variety of other publications. His translation of Albert Camus' Notebooks 1951-1959 (Rowman and Littlefield) was nominated for the 2009 French-American Foundation and Florence Gould Foundation Prize for Superior English translation of French prose. In 2014 he was awarded the Eli Cantor Fellowship by the Corporation of Yaddo.

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The First Man is perhaps the most honest book Camus ever wrote, and the most sensual. Camus is writing at the depth of his powers. It is a work of genius.

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