The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Release Date : 31 October 2013
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Categories : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780141914176
  • ISBN 10 : 0141914173
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Synopsis : The Myth of Sisyphus written by Albert Camus, published by Penguin UK which was released on 31 October 2013. Download The Myth of Sisyphus Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood