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    DescriptionIn this vibrant, engaging biography of Albert Camus, the internationally acclaimed author of The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall, French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has richly tapped resources never before available--personal correspondence, notebooks, public records, as well as exclusive interviews with Camus's family, friends, fellow workers, mentors, and lovers. What emerges is the study of a man caught in conflicts between family loyalties and his own passionate nature, between the call to political action and devotion to his art, between his support of the native Algerians and his identification with the forgotten poor whites. Exploring Camus's impoverished childhood in the Algerian city of Belcourt, his underground activities during the Occupation in Paris, the intrigues of the French literati who embraced him after the publication of his first novel, L'Etranger, Todd uncovers the solitary private man behind the mask of his celebrity. He shows us a writer isolated by his own success, crippled by the charms of women he could not resist, debilitated by the tuberculosis that did not kill him. The auto accident that did adds only to the ironies in the life of this international giant of twentieth-century literature.


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    Title
    Albert Camus
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Olivier Todd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786707393
    ISBN 10: 0786707399
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO009000, BIO006000
    DC22: 848/.91409
    LC classification: PQ2605.A3734 Z76513 2000
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrated with 32 pages of black-and-white photographs
    Publisher
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    09 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York