Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Dréan, El Taref, Algeria
Death 4 Jan 1960 (aged 46)
Villeblevin, Departement de l'Yonne, Bourgogne, France
Burial Lourmarin, Departement du Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 2232 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Author. Born in Algeria, his father, an agricultural laborer, was mortally wounded during World War I. His mother was shocked by the news of her husband's death, and she suffered a stroke that permanently impaired her speech. In 1923 Albert won a scholarship to the prestigious school in Algiers, where he studied from 1924 to 1932. He starts to suffer of tuberculosis and it put an end to his athletic activities. The disease was trouble for the rest of his life. In 1936 he received his diploma from the University of Algiers in philosophy, and to recover his health he made his first visit to Europe. His first book a collection of essays, appeared in 1937. By this time his reputation in Algeria as a writer was growing. He was also active in theater. In 1938 he moved to France. From 1938 to 1940 he worked for the newspapers "Alger-Republica" and Paris "Soir". During World War II Camus was member of the French resistance. His second novel, "The Stranger," which he had begun in Algeria before the war, appeared in 1942. In 1942 also appeared his philosophical essay "The Myth of Sisyphus". He admired the American tough novel and wrote in "The Rebel" in 1951. In 1947 he published his third novel, "La Plague." In 1957 he published "Exile and the Kingdom." He died in car accident near Paris. His unfinished manuscript "First man" was found in the car in which he died. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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