Quick Reviews: The Plague

Albert Camus is well known for his Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, through which he pioneered the idea of the absurd and made a relatively lesser known Greek mythic figure, Sisyphus, into a worldwide celebrity for the absurd task.

Even in his classic 1947 novel, The Plague or La Peste (in French), he uses the motifs of absurdism predominantly.

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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Albert Camus, the celebrated French writer and pioneer of the absurd thought, began The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays with this dramatic opening:

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.”

Cheerful, right?

Well it may not be, but it immediately forces you to contemplate on the meaning of life as that opening lingers on in your mind.

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