Steven G. Kellman, Ph.D.
Professor

Critical Insights: Albert Camus

Camus attracted the interest of scholars from many disciplines— specialists in literature, theater, philosophy, theology, political science, history, psychology, medicine, and law. This volume offers original contributions, while also reprinting a sampling of some of the more trenchant earlier essays about the man and his work.

Throughout his career and in the decades following his premature death in 1960, Albert Camus gained a large and avid international readership. But he has also attracted the interest of scholars from many disciplines, specialists in literature, theater, philosophy, theology, political science, history, psychology, medicine, and law.

His novels, stories, essays, and plays have been examined within the context of their historical moment, the troubled period before, during, and after World War II. They have been studied for their distinctive, economic styles, their innovative use of narrative perspective, and their thematic preoccupation with alienation and injustice. His work has been read as a contribution to moral and political philosophy and to an understanding of personality disorders, legal theory, and personal identity.

Available online here.


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