The Myth of Sisyphus

by Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien

Penguin Books Ltd | October 31, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Myth of Sisyphus is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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.

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Published: October 31, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0141914173

ISBN - 13: 9780141914176

Found in: Essays and Letters

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camus' Absurd Revolt In an extraordinary burst of power and ingenuity, Camus delivers the definitive text on Absurdist philosophy. Using the myth of Sisyphus as the premier example of an absurd lifestyle, Camus energetically attacks the despair and indifference of his contemporaries. He justifies the necessity of action and restores dignity to a philosophy of life that provides no underlying answer to questions of existence.
Date published: 1999-08-07

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The Myth of Sisyphus

by Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 31, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141914173

ISBN - 13: 9780141914176

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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.