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Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre were the giants of 20th-century “existentialism”, although neither of them was comfortable with that title. Their famous differences aside, they shared a ... More


A Question of Belonging: the Ecole d’Alger and the Colonial Presence

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the conflict between the Ecole d'Alger literary movement and the colonial presence in Algeria. It discusses the reversal of the denigration to which Algerians had been subjected ... More


Albert Camus: The Need for Southern Thought

Franco Cassano

in Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233649
eISBN:
9780823241750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Albert Camus is a thinker of friction who questions not only the teleology of Christianity, Marxism, and the philosophies of history in post-Kantian ideology, but upholds values that are no longer ... More


A Dream Deferred: Staging the Colonial Conflict in the Novels of the Ecole d’Alger

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses the deferral of the ideal of countering the earlier strategies of erasure in the fiction of the Ecole d'Alger literary movement in Algeria. It explains that the works of Albert ... More


Camus as Journalist

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the early years of his career, before The Myth of Sisyphus and The Stranger made their mark, Albert Camus was far better known as a journalist than in any other capacity. He published articles ... More


Camus the Unbeliever: Living Without God

Ronald Aronson

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines what it means to live without religion by focusing on the work of Albert Camus, one of the twentieth century’s great unbelievers, and connecting him with the nineteenth-century ... More


Frenchalgeria1 – (not) asking for a name, naming, calling by name in tales of Algerians

Judith Still

in Derrida and Hospitality Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640270
eISBN:
9780748671786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640270.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter raises the question of names in a range of different contexts of (in)hospitality, but in order to focus the topic, it keeps returning to Algeria and to the French (uninvited guests). It ... More


“Man against the State”: Community and Dissent

Fred Dallmayr

in Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 6 examines some variations and examples of conflicts between community and freedom, starting from the glorification of radical self-interest in social Darwinism and proceeding to more ... More


Justice

Marc Crépon and James Martel

in Murderous Consent: On the Accommodation of Violent Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283750
eISBN:
9780823286171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283750.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the problem of consent is the line of separation that it draws. On one side are those who will never be touched, shaken, or worried by it, who will always judge the scruples ... More


Sisyphus’s Progeny: Existentialism in France

Jonathan Judaken

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the Christian existentialist challenge to Jean-Paul Sartre and the Paris school of existentialism, and how Christian thinkers viewed the functionalist understanding of the ... More


Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Joseph Frank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book consists of essays and reviews that address social, political, and cultural issues which arose in connection with literature broadly conceived in the wake of World War I, and extending ... More


The Unforgivable Sin: An Interpretation of Albert Camus' The Fall⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a discussion on Albert Camus' The Fall. The Fall is the story of the corrosion of a man's mind. Camus' understanding of laughter recalls Charles Baudelaire's reflections on its ... More


Premeditation and Responsibility in The Stranger

Jonathan Masur

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 11 examines the novel The Stranger, in which Albert Camus uses the French Algerian prosecution, trial, and eventual execution of his protagonist, Meursault, as a demonstration of the ... More


Hybridizing the Myth, Allegorizing Algeria

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

in The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275151
eISBN:
9780823277254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275151.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter teases out the ways in which Kateb Yacine’s Nedjma resists the cohesive power of the Algerian myth of origins elaborated around the time of independence to reveal a Mediterranean ... More


Absurdity: Camus Comes to Clones

Frank Shovlin

in Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Here McGahern’s interest in existentialism and absurdity is examined. In particular is it suggested that he is conscious of Albert Camus and his Myth of Sisyphus as well as The Outsider. That ... More


Teaching in a Time of Crisis

Nicholas Harrison

in Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941763
eISBN:
9781789629965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941763.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Against the broader backdrop of histories and debates sketched out in earlier chapters, Chapter 3 focuses in detail on the life and work of Mouloud Feraoun, touching on other important figures ... More


Difficulties at the Metalevel

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The narrative setting for chapter 2 is the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, California, in the 1950s, where Bateson lead the double-bind research group investigating paradox and ... More


Waiting for Godot: The Existential Dimension

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explains both the need for purpose and the emotional fragmentation tied to the struggle for an anchor within the reading of Waiting for Godot. In other words, it explores the existential ... More


A Beachhead in the Sixties

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter is concerned with the intellectual transition from the specificities of Arab nationalism to the global culture of resistance and left-wing politics that characterized the 1960s. Among ... More


A Camus for the Common Folk: Yerby, Religion, and Existentialism

Anderson Rouse

in Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827821
eISBN:
9781496827876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827821.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

After World War II, Black writers and thinkers, from Richard Wright to bell hooks, influenced by French existentialists like Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Satre, adapted existentialism as a way to ... More


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