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  • Title: Lyrical and Critical Essays
  • Author: Albert Camus Ellen Conroy Kennedy Philip Thody
  • ISBN: 9780394708522
  • Page: 441
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  • Lyrical and Critical Essays By Albert Camus Ellen Conroy Kennedy Philip Thody Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus s three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter The New York Times Book Review A new single work for Amer Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus s three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter The New York Times Book Review A new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest The Nation
    Albert Camus Ellen Conroy Kennedy Philip Thody
    Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

    Lyrical and Critical Essays By Albert Camus Ellen Conroy Kennedy Philip Thody


    Rakhi Dalal
    For a man indifferent to despair and happiness, what does it matter if the sun rises everyday and then the day proceeds habitually in its entire splendor For a man torn between Yes and No, what does the love of his land matter For a man who expects nothing, what does a passion hold How does a burdened heart embrace the joy of living And yet, it is this contradiction which defines most of Camus writing and thoughts, his ideas of life and living His despair stems from a deep love, despair because [...]

    I reviewed these essays one by one, as I read them, over a period of almost three years, so they appear in reverse order To begin from the the beginning, scroll down to the endAs far as stars go for the whole work, the Lyrical Essays are a firm five stars, without question The rest of the material ranges from three and up in and of themselves A reader s interest and involvement in them will sometimes depend on how much he or she has invested in Camus life and works already for me that s a lot, b [...]

    The curtain of habits, the comfortable loom of words and gestures in which the heart drowses, slowly rises, finally to reveal anxiety s pallid visage Man is face to face with himself I defy him to be happy Albert Camus, Death in the SoulA collection of short essays by Camus, my favourites being the lyrical essays at the beginning of the book They were mostly autobiographical, depicting Camus time in Algeria and also his observations in the countries he visited Camus writes lovely essays about hi [...]

    Kathryn Bashaar
    I can t claim that I read every essay in this book, nor that I liked every one that I did read, but the ones that I read and enjoyed, I enjoyed SO much that this collection definitely deserves 4 stars Camus intellect and erudition are deep and incisive I found myself making connections between his thoughts and others I ve read, from Rilke to Wendell Berry And his writing in gorgeous I think my favorite essay was Between Yes and No The sensory detail and metaphors are beautiful, like when he desc [...]

    Reading Lyrical and Critical Essays by Albert Camus, I think, should be a good introduction and foundation to his famous novels written later A reason is that these essays revealing his outstanding views, his powerful narration as well as his inspiring ideas have since affirmed his literary stature since he wrote them in 1935 1936, he was then twenty two p 5 As a reader having read his The Outsider aka The Stranger and The Plague , I found it simply interesting to read this book by such a young [...]

    nora walid
    and I quote from Camus with total agreement There is love in these awkward pages than in all those that have followed.

    Roger DeBlanck
    These essays illustrate with precision and elegance Camus s ardor for life and his concerns about materialistic excess The core of his empowering and inspiring philosophy focuses on how to save life This quest involves acknowledging, understanding, and practicing tolerance and moderation Failure or refusal to do so leaves the world vengeful and violent Life is exiled when the mind is abandoned The greatest wisdom comes from admitting that we cannot know everything In trying to remake the world, [...]

    Fraser Kinnear
    Some incredible essays My favorite book of them was the first, which contains Irony and Between Yes and No which were both incredibly sad, and Love Of Life which had an amazing scene at a gay bar in Palma in the 1930s Some essays, like Nupitals at Tipisa are just beautiful, rhapsodic celebrations of our bodies and nature There s also some fascinating and surprising to me at least theological thought, such as Portrait of a Chosen Man In all, I preferred the Lyrical essays, which made up the first [...]

    The most obvious question about this classic volume of essays is Who is it for It is made up of numerous small texts three collections of prose essays, many book reviews, letters, and interviews This makes it fairly clear that, as a product, is targeted towards people already familiar with Camus This volume fills in gaps, and provides context and clarity For example, there are many subtle and nuanced reflections on Camus notion of the Absurd without any theoretical details it is assumed that the [...]

    Joyful Grapes
    I was telling myself that I could live and die reading only Camus I don t know if this is true, but here are some favorite quotes The people I have loved have always been better and greater than I Poverty as I knew it taught me not resentment but a certain fidelity and silent tenacity 10 If solitude exists, and I don t know if it does, one should certainly have the right to dream of it occasionally as paradise 13 I know that I am wrong, that we cannot give ourselves completely Otherwise, we coul [...]

    Stephen Tuck
    I bought this book chiefly because it included Camus essays on his life in French Algeria, and in particular the essay Summer in Algiers which I remembered well from reading in High School.I digress because Goddammit this is my page and I can if I want to to add that it was a particularly insightful teacher, John McMahon, who set as reading in Year 11 and Year 12 French Camus L Etranger and Sartre s Huis Clos He made the shrewd judgment that these were ideas that would appeal to 16 17 year old m [...]

    All I can do is reply on my own behalf, realizing that what I say is relative Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience it should not become a dead end It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful An analysis of the idea of revolt could help us to discover ideas capable of restoring a relative meaning to existence, although a meaning that would always be in danger In a world whose absurdity appears to be so impenetrable, we simply must reach a greater de [...]

    Juan Ríos
    Beautiful insights of a life lived as he would have said to the point of tears In his lyrics Camus writes from the heart, illustrating those moments that took his breath away, moments full of awe and embedded in eternity in his memories, in his writing Loved his observations about love, pain, transcendence, meaning of life and a life worth living.

    Carole B
    The lyrical essays, the first section of this book, present Camus deductions about the nature of mankind, written with glorious poetic tenderness The critical essays, a second portion, present Camus ideas on what art ought to aspire to, and how it should relate to its own world and its predecessors.

    It is time for new readers to come to this book I would still like to be one of them, just as I would like to go back to that evening when, after opening this little volume in the street, I closed it again as soon as I had read the first lines, hugged it tight against me, and ran up to my room to devour it without witnesses Camus, On Jean Greniers Les Iles How Camus felt about Les Iles, I had felt about his Resistance, Rebellion and Death And now, this book Rarely, have I enjoyed just savoring a [...]

    Albert Camus for the win Always Will recommend.

    This book is split into two sections of essays The lyrical essays in the first section are probably of interest to the general reader, since the critical essays are often in response to other works of French literature not having read all of them, it s a bit harder to follow Camus s arguments The very last section contains some interviews with him, where he emphatically denies being a nihilist What was unexpected for me is that the lyrical essays are almost all nature essays in some respect, or [...]

    I must admit I haven t read much of the critical essays in this, but the lyrical essays are some of my favorite of Camus s writing I was prompted to read this by finishing up Camus A Romance In it, the author speaks very highly of his early works, for good reason.This book contains some of Camus s first publications The Wrong Side and the Right Side and Nuptials as well as Summer , a later collection wherein he tries to recapture his former energy as displayed in Nuptials All are great, but a ti [...]

    This collection truly is a gem for anyone interested in Camus thought You will not find anything necessarily original here As a matter of face, it may feel at times that you are hearing from a Camus you never thought existed But much like Gide s letters and Camus own notebooks, you are granted insight to the inner workings of the man No single piece will seem to match the whole, which is to be expected Despite all that, you gain in knowing of the man Who is, was, and sees himself as becoming Hi [...]

    Lyrical essays include excerpts from The Myth of Sisyphus and other books my two favorites are the one on his hometown in winter and the one on returning home, disillusioned, only to find redemption in the sudden sunlight rounding a streetcorner Critical essays include reviews of Rene Char and other contemporaries, an introduction to his stage adaptation of a Faulkner novel, and thoughts on Melville Also included a section of interviews and correspondence, like letters to Barthes and Sartre.

    Knowing that certain nights whose sweetness lingers will keep returning to the earth and sea after we are gone, yes, this helps us to die Great sea, ever in motion, ever virgin, my religion along with night It washes and satiates us in its sterile billows, frees us and holds us upright Each breaker brings its promise, always the same What does each say If I were to die surrounded by cold mountains, ignored by the world, an outcast, at the end of my strength, at the final moment the sea would flo [...]

    A continuation of this author s and thinker s impressions, observations, critiques, and opinions.There are a couple to a few essays repeated from other anthologies but overall, the added material dominates.I particularly enjoyed his essay and observations on tragedy.Also, in this collection are transcripts from various interviews Wholly understandable why he felt the linking of himself to Sartre and the label existentialist odd A great addition for any and all wishing to go beyond The Stranger, [...]

    This is my favorite of Camus work The collection of essays found here provide insight into Camus thought and his world At times what you learn seems to reflect the Algeria of his time Yet in spite of the heat, the political and cultural tension that was Algeria, Camus essays bring out a rare light to view the world as he does Of special note to you Sartre lovers out there, this book contains some of the articles written between them Think of them less as news journal articles and like the medie [...]

    I am a big Camus fan.His lyrical essays are engaging and beautiful He s moderately easy to read and his ideas beautifully brought though sometimes complex understand They are not obtuse They can be grasped with careful meditation.I don t always agree with his conclusions or worldview but I appreciate his thought process.I was only able to read the lyrical part my book fell apart and I lost the second half I will continue the review when I find it.

    Marik Casmon
    I have just finished re reading and underling on about every second page of the Lyrical Essays section of this book, most of which essays were written when Camus was relatively young I find those early works, I find myself unable, unwilling, to describe the intense love of this Earth than Camus s writing displays A greater tribute to the sea and sky I ve never seen.

    There are too many things to think about in life Camus thought life was absurd, and i believe it to a certain point it is what you make it Camus writes with such beautiful, philosophical clarity, its hard to not follow him.

    Joshua Lawson
    This book was my first exposure to Camus and I absolutely enjoyed it His lyrical essays are superb his critical reviews left me hungry for Very quotable.

    this took a while, but was worth it.

    Billy Candelaria
    highly recommended

    erin g
    different than any camus you ve ever read

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