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.