By Conor Cruise O'Brien,Oliver Kamm
Conor Cruise O'Brien's penetrative examining of Albert Camus, Nobel laureate and writer of L'Étranger and La Peste, used to be initially released in 1970.
'O'Brien's Camus is outstanding. whereas having been himself profoundly moved by way of Camus's paintings, he asks why scholars have so frequently misinterpreted him.' Marghanita Laski, The Times
'[Camus] monitors O'Brien's cultivated intelligence at its such a lot joyous pitch, and . . . demonstrates his precise serious expertise . . . [O'Brien] demonstrates that Camus was once faraway from being an exemplar of the really self sustaining highbrow and that his notion of "Mediterranean tradition" served to legitimise France's ownership of Algeria . . . O'Brien's prose has a candy rigour as he first explores Camus's feel of estrangement and unreality, after which areas his paintings inside a social context.' Tom Paulin, Times Literary Supplement
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