Camus: Portrait of a Moralist by Stephen Eric BronnerCamus: Portrait of a Moralist by Stephen Eric Bronner

Camus: Portrait of a Moralist

byStephen Eric BronnerAfterword byStephen Eric Bronner

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Decades after his death, Albert Camus (1913–1960) is still regarded as one of the most influential and fascinating intellectuals of the twentieth century. This biography by Stephen Eric Bronner explores the connections between his literary work, his philosophical writings, and his politics.

Camus illuminates his impoverished childhood, his existential concerns, his activities in the antifascist resistance, and the controversies in which he was engaged. Beautifully written and incisively argued, this study offers new insights—and above all—highlights the contemporary relevance of an extraordinary man.

“A model of a kind of intelligent writing that should be in greater supply. Bronner manages judiciously to combine an appreciation for the strengths of Camus and nonrancorous criticism of his weaknesses. . . . As a personal and opinionated book, it invites the reader into an engaging and informative dialogue.”—American Political Science Review


“This concise, lively, and remarkably evenhanded treatment of the life and work of Albert Camus weaves together biography, philosophical analysis, and political commentary.”—Science & Society

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Stephen Eric Bronner is distinguished professor of political science and director of global relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.
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Title:Camus: Portrait of a MoralistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226075672

ISBN - 13:9780226075679

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface, 2009

1 — early days





2 — the absurd




3 — resistance




4 — limits

The Postwar World



A Controversy with Sartre

5 — creation corrected



The Kingdom

6 — the legacy


afterword, 2009


Editorial Reviews

"A short, well-informed, clear and very balanced overview of the life and work of one of the most important European intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. . . .The book will serve especially well those wanting an overall intellectual portrait of the man. Thus, it would be ideal complementary reading for students of existentialism and European intellectual history."