The Myth of Sisyphus
 

 

The Myth of Sisyphus

Camus, Albert
Publisher:  Penguin Books, England
Year Published:  1975   First Published:  1955
Pages:  192pp  
Dewey:  142.7
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6442

Camus asks whether life has meaning, and whether suicide is a legimitate response to the absurdity of life. He says: "Although The Myth of Sisyphus poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a lucid invitation to live and to create, in the very midst of the desert."

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Myth of Sisyphus

An Absurd Reasoning
Arbsurdity and Suicide
Absurd Walls
Philosophical Suicide
Absurd Freedom

The Absurd Man
Don Juanism
Drama
Conquest

Absurd Creation
Philosophy and Fiction
Kirilov
Ephemeral Creation

The Myth of Sisyphus

Appendix
Hope and the Absurd in the Work of Franz Kafka

Summer in Algiers
The Minotaur or The Stop in Oran
Helen's Exile
Return to Tipasa
The Artist and his Time

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