Camus: Portrait Of A Moralist

Decades after his death, Albert Camus 1913 1960 is still regarded as one of the most influential and fascinating intellectuals of the twentieth century This biography by Stephen Eric Bronner explores the connections between his literary work, his philosophical writings, and his politics Camus illuminates his impoverished childhood, his existential concerns, his activitDecades after his death, Albert Camus 1913 1960 is still regarded as one of the most influential and fascinating intellectuals of the twentieth century This biography by Stephen Eric Bronner explores the connections between his literary work, his philosophical writings, and his politics Camus illuminates his impoverished childhood, his existential concerns, his activities in the antifascist resistance, and the controversies in which he was engaged Beautifully written and incisively argued, this study offers new insights and above all highlights the contemporary relevance of an extraordinary man A model of a kind of intelligent writing that should be in greater supply Bronner manages judiciously to combine an appreciation for the strengths of Camus and nonrancorous criticism of his weaknesses As a personal and opinionated book, it invites the reader into an engaging and informative dialogue American Political Science Review This concise, lively, and remarkably evenhanded treatment of the life and work of Albert Camus weaves together biography, philosophical analysis, and political commentary Science Society
Camus Portrait Of A Moralist Decades after his death Albert Camus is still regarded as one of the most influential and fascinating intellectuals of the twentieth century This biography by Stephen Eric Bronner explores

  • Title: Camus: Portrait Of A Moralist
  • Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
  • ISBN: 9780816632848
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Camus: Portrait Of A Moralist”

    1. "Along with so many others of what has been called the generation of '68, I first read Camus as a teenager. I remember being attracted to his contempt for totalitarianism and his humanism, his strange mixture of pessimism and optimism, and his ability to engage himself in the political world without forgetting about the desire for personal happiness and sensuous experience. There was something unique about his sense of personal responsibility, his lucidity, and his quality of mind. His nobility [...]

    2. Stephen Eric Bonner has written a very clear and concise introduction to the thought and motivations of Albert Camus, which derives much of its appeal from the fact that Bonner has contextualised his overview in line with the historical and sociopolitial events that helped shape and cement Camus's place as one of the leading exponents of Frnech existential writing.

    3. It is clearly seen that the book was written very academically. However, it should be written more literary. Actually, I wanted to find interesting clues, hints about Camus' life, not academic investigations on books of Camus. Therefore, the book does not deserve more than 3.

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