Albert Camus is a renowned 20th-century French philosopher, author and journalist known for his existentialist outlook on life
Albert Camus was a renowned French philosopher, author, and journalist. He was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, a small city near the coast of Algeria.
Early Life and Education
Camus lost his father at the age of one but was raised by his mother in Algiers. As a young boy, he loved playing soccer and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. He attended school in Algiers before becoming ill with tuberculosis when he was 17 years old. The illness forced him to drop out of school for two years before going back to complete his studies.
Early Career as a Journalist
After completing his studies in philosophy and literature at the University of Algiers, Camus began working as a journalist for "Alger-Républicain." His articles focused on social justice and political issues affecting Algeria under French colonial rule.
Rise to Fame as an Author
In 1942, Camus published his first novel, "L'Etranger" (The Stranger), which became an instant classic. In this novel, he explored themes such as alienation and the absurdity of life through the character Meursault. He followed up with several other well-known works including "Caligula," "The Plague," and "The Fall."
Camus joined the French Resistance during World War II and became politically active after the war ended. He spoke out against totalitarianism and supported efforts for Algerian independence from France.
During his lifetime, Camus received several awards including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957 for his work that ranged from novels to philosophical essays..
Sadly, Albert Camus died on January 4th ,1960 at only forty-six years old due to injuries sustained while driving with Michel Gallimard: another driver ran into them shortly before they reached Paris.
Albert Camus was a prolific author and influential figure in French literature and philosophy. His legacy continues to inspire modern-day readers and writers alike.