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Caligula and Other Plays

Stuart Gilbert and Albert Camus


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PUBLISHED: 6th July 2006
ISBN: 9780141188706
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Reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in author's search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself.
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  • Paperback
    $28.70
PUBLISHED: 6th July 2006
ISBN: 9780141188706
ANNOTATION:
Reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in author's search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself.

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Reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in author's search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself.

Publisher Description

Caligula reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in his search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself. The dramatic impetus of Cross Purpose, however, comes from the tension between consent to and refusal of man's absurdity; it is the tragedy of a man who returns home to his mother and sister without revealing his identity to them. By the time of The Just and The Possessed, refusal and rebellion have taken over, and in these overtly political plays (the latter based on Dostoyevsky's The Devils) Camus dramatizes action and revolt in the name of liberty. Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. His play, Caligula, appeared in 1939. His first two important books, L'Etranger (The Outsider) and the long essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus), were published when he returned to Paris. After the war he devoted himself to writing and established an international reputation with such books as La Peste (The Plague 1947), Les Justes (The Just 1949) and La Chute (The Fall; 1956). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was killed in a road accident in 1960.

Author Biography

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. His play, Caligula, appeared in 1939. His first two important books, L'Etranger (The Outsider) and the long essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus), were published when he returned to Paris. After the war he devoted himself to writing and established an international reputation with such books as La Peste (The Plague 1947), Les Justes (The Just 1949) and La Chute (The Fall; 1956). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was killed in a road accident in 1960.

Product Details

Author
Stuart Gilbert, Albert Camus
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2006
ISBN-10
0141188707
ISBN-13
9780141188706
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2006-07-06
Subtitle
Caligula; Cross Purpose; The Just; The Possessed
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
CALIGULA & OTHER PLAYS
Language
English
Residence
FR
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Translated from
French
Pages
336