The Myth Of Sisyphus

Autor: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525567003
File Size: 68,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4950
Download or Read Book
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.

Resistance Rebellion And Death

Autor: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827852
File Size: 51,76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 1265
Download or Read Book
In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus' rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.

Caligula And Three Other Plays

Autor: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827771
File Size: 38,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5467
Download or Read Book
Also includes The Misunderstanding, State of Siege, and The Just Assassins. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.

Laughing At Nothing

Autor: John Marmysz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791486281
File Size: 70,15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 5408
Download or Read Book
Explores the concept of nihilism and argues that it need not imply despair, but can be responded to positively.

Existentialism From Dostoevsky To Sartre

Autor: Walter Kaufmann
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786258676
File Size: 25,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7138
Download or Read Book
What is Existentialism? It is perhaps the most misunderstood of modern philosophic positions—misunderstood by reason of its broad popularity and general unfamiliarity with its origins, representatives, and principles. Existential thinking does not originate with Jean Paul Sartre. It has prior religious, literary, and philosophic origins. In its narrowest formulation it is a metaphysical doctrine, arguing as it does that any definition of man’s essence must follow, not precede, an estimation of his existence. In Heidegger, it affords a view of Being in its totality; in Kierkegaard an approach to that inwardness indispensable to authentic religious experience; for Dostoevsky, Kafka, and Rilke the existential situation bears the stamp of modern man’s alienation, uprootedness, and absurdity; to Sartre it has vast ethical and political implications. Walter Kaufmann, author of Nietzsche, is eminently qualified to present and interpret the insights of existentialism as they occur and are deepened by the major thinkers who express them. In every case complete selections or entire works have been employed: The Wall, Existentialism, and the complete chapter on “Self-Deception” from L’être et le Néant by Sartre; two lectures from Jaspers’ book Reason and Existenz; original translations of On My Philosophy by Jaspers and The Way Back into the Ground of Metaphysics by Heidegger. There is, as well, material from Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Camus.

Cockroach A Novel

Autor: Rawi Hage
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393076830
File Size: 64,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 7670
Download or Read Book
A bold, razor-sharp novel about a shadowy antihero navigating Montreal’s immigrant underworld. One of the most highly anticipated novels of the year, Cockroach is as urgent, unsettling, and brilliant as Rawi Hage’s critically acclaimed first book, De Niro’s Game. The novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal’s restless immigrant community, where a self-described “thief” has just tried but failed to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a local park. Rescued against his will, the narrator is obliged to attend sessions with a well-intentioned but naive therapist. This sets the story in motion, leading us back to the narrator’s violent childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky émigré cafés where everyone has a tale, and out into the frozen nighttime streets of Montreal, where the thief survives on the edge, imagining himself to be a cockroach invading the lives of the privileged, but willfully blind, citizens who surround him. Cockroach combines an uncompromising vision of humanity with razor-sharp portraits of society's outsiders, and a startling, poetic sensibility with bracing jolts of dark humor.

A Flag For Sunrise

Autor: Robert Stone
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814181
File Size: 63,57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 3887
Download or Read Book
An emotional, dramatic and philosophical novel about Americans drawn into a small Central American country on the brink of revolution. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Is Literature And Other Essays

Autor: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674950849
File Size: 20,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 1447
Download or Read Book
"What is Literature?" challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

Selected Essays Of John Berger

Autor: John Berger
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030749070X
File Size: 25,11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4216
Download or Read Book
The writing career of Booker Prize winner John Berger–poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist–has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger’s seminal essays. Berger’s insights make it impossible to look at a painting, watch a film, or even visit a zoo in quite the same way again. The vast range of subjects he addresses, the lean beauty of his prose, and the keenness of his anger against injustice move us to view the world with a new lens of awareness. Whether he is discussing the singleminded intensity of Picasso’s Guernica, the parallel violence and alienation in the art of Francis Bacon and Walt Disney, or the enigmatic silence of his own mother, what binds these pieces throughout is the depth and fury of Berger’s passion, challenging us to participate, to protest, and above all, to see.