Resistance, Rebellion, And Death: Essays by Albert CamusResistance, Rebellion, And Death: Essays by Albert Camus

Resistance, Rebellion, And Death: Essays

byAlbert Camus

Paperback | August 29, 1995

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In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War.

Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus' rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.
Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger—now one of the most widely read novels of this century—in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.
Title:Resistance, Rebellion, And Death: EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.96 × 5.16 × 0.6 inPublished:August 29, 1995Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Letters to a German Friend

The Liberation of Paris
The Blood of Freedom
The Night of Truth

Pessimism and Tyranny
Pessimism and Courage
Defense of Intelligence

The Unbeliever and Christians

Why Spain?

Defense of Freedom
Bread and Freedom
Homage to an Exile

Preface to Algerian Reports
Letter to an Algerian Militant
Appeal for a Civilian Truce
Algeria 1958

Kadar Had His Day of Fear
Socialism of the Gallows

Reflections of the Guillotine

The Artist and His Time
The Wager of Our Generation
Create Dangerously

Editorial Reviews

"Resistance, Rebellion, and Death bears witness to the passionately scrupulous sense of responsibility which made Camus the kind of man and the kind of writer he was." —The Christian Science Monitor