The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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More literature than philosophy, Camus spent 5 years editing and working on this. A great companion while reading The Stranger, this book is just more proof that Camus is one of the most profound thinkers of our century.
— Guy, Vroman's


One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.

About the Author

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger—now one of the most widely read novels of this century—in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679733737
ISBN-10: 0679733736
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 7th, 1991
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Vintage International