The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

The Myth of Sisyphus

byAlbert Camus, Justin O'Brien

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2013

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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.

Title:The Myth of SisyphusFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141914173

ISBN - 13:9780141914176

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life without hope. #plumreview Camus offers up a blueprint into how one can continue to live a life in a universe indifferent to any and all of humanity's needs. Bereft of meaning and devoid of hope, life, through The Myth of Sysyphus, is strangely uplifting in a way that only Camus seems to be.
Date published: 2016-11-03
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