The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9780141914176
ISBN 13 : 0141914173
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus Book Description:

In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Book Analysis

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus  Book Analysis
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2016-02-26
ISBN 10 : 9782806294623
ISBN 13 : 2806294622
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Book Analysis Book Description:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Myth of Sisyphus with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, a philosophical essay which focuses on the issue of suicide in an absurd world. Camus uses Greek mythology to highlight why life, in spite of its inherent pointlessness, is still worth living, coming to the conclusion that revolt is the only way to live in such an absurd world. First published in France in 1942, The Myth of Sisyphus is a part of Camus’ cycle of the absurd and can be seen as a companion to The Stranger. Camus himself was born in French Algeria in 1913 and, despite often being liked to Sartre, never identified as an existentialist. He was highly regarded as a prominent absurdist philosopher, and in 1957 won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about The Myth of Sisyphus in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Stories

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Stories
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1960
ISBN 10 : OCLC:644376924
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Stories Book Description:

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Summary Analysis

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Summary   Analysis
Author : Eric Williams
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages :
Release : 2017-03-05
ISBN 10 : 1544081375
ISBN 13 : 9781544081373
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Summary Analysis Book Description:

The Myth of Sisyphus is a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus. The English translation by Justin O'Brien was first published in 1955. In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: "No. It requires revolt." He then outlines several approaches to the absurd life. The final chapter compares the absurdity of man's life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The essay concludes, "The struggle itself [...] is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." The work can be seen in relation to other absurdist works by Camus: the novel The Stranger (1942), the plays The Misunderstanding (1942) and Caligula (1944), and especially the essay The Rebel (1951).

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus
Author : Elliott M. Simon
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages : 614
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0838641164
ISBN 13 : 9780838641163
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus Book Description:

"The myth of Sisyphus symbolizes the archetypal process of becoming without the consolation of absolute achievement. It is both a poignant reflection of the human condition and a prominent framing text for classical, medieval, and renaissance theories of human perfectibility. In this unique reading of the myth through classical philosophies, pagan and Christian religious doctrines, and medieval and renaissance literature, we see Sisyphus, "the most cunning of human beings," attempting to transcend his imperfections empowered by his imagination to renew his faith in the infinite potentialities of human excellence."--BOOK JACKET.

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Albert Camus

The Myth of Sisyphus  and Other Essays  Albert Camus
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher :
Total Pages : 151
Release : 1942
ISBN 10 : OCLC:994020566
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Albert Camus Book Description:

Essays dealing with nihilism and the problem of suicide.

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus
Author : Ray Moore
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 86
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN 10 : 1523775920
ISBN 13 : 9781523775927
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus Book Description:

Need help understanding the writing of Albert Camus? Ray's Study Guides will meet your needs. This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and deepen your understanding.