A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning by Robert Zaretsky

By Robert Zaretsky

In his Nobel Prize attractiveness speech, Albert Camus declared writer's accountability is twofold: "the refusal to lie approximately what one is aware and the resistance opposed to oppression." those dual obsessions support clarify whatever of Camus' striking personality, that is the overarching topic of this sympathetic and vigorous e-book. via an exploration of topics that preoccupied Camus--absurdity, silence, riot, constancy, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled through the nobler names we assign to our activities, and who driven himself, and people approximately him, to problem the established order. although we don't face an identical hazards that threatened Europe while Camus wrote "The Myth""of Sisyphus" and "The Stranger," we confront different alarms. Herein lies Camus' abiding importance. studying his paintings, we develop into extra considerate observers of our personal lives. For Camus, uprising is an everlasting human , a undying fight opposed to injustice that makes existence worthy dwelling. yet uprising is additionally bounded by means of self-imposed constraints--it is a noble if most unlikely perfect. this type of contradiction means that if there is not any cause of desire, there's additionally no celebration for despair--a sentiment possibly greater suited to the traditional tragedians than sleek political theorists yet one whose knowledge abides. but we mustn't ever venerate pain, Camus cautions: the world's good looks calls for our cognizance not less than life's teach of injustices. That reputation allows him to claim: "It was once the center of iciness, i eventually learned that, inside of me, summer time was once inextinguishable."

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