The novel “The Plague” by Albert Camus is composed of 5 parts. The author told us the events happening during the plague in the city Oran on the Algerian coast that counts only 200.000 citizens. In the beginning we find out that the novel is a chronological diary. Notes by Jean Tarrou, one of the […]
Albert Camus is a French writer. He was born in 1913. His father died in war and his mother moved with the whole family to Algeria. He grew up in poverty and thanks to his teacher he got a scholarship and enrolled into a high school.
After high school he went to university to study philosophy. He was politically active and became a communist but he gave up on all of that after a few years.
He got a Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. He was the editor of the newspaper Le combat and from 1947 he dedicated all of his time to his writing.
His whole work is based on the idea of absurdness of human existence. He emphasized the fact that modern cities were destroying our touch with nature.
Some of his famous works are The Stranger, The myth of Sisyphus, Caligula, The Plague, The crisis of a man etc.
The Stranger is a novel with which Camus had his first success. It was influenced by Nietzsche and Sartre. The novel is showing us a meaningless and absurd life and how the humans drift apart from the world. Life is represented as a meaningless existence ruled by coincidences. The questionto which Camus seeks the answer […]