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Feb 13, 2007
| ISBN 9780307278586
Sep 19, 2012
| ISBN 9780307827760
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Feb 13, 2007 | ISBN 9780307278586
Sep 19, 2012 | ISBN 9780307827760
From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his own aspirations as well as society’s expectations of him. A missionary brutally converted to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with but an echo of his identity. Whether set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the stories in Exile and the Kingdom are probing portraits of spiritual exile, and man’s perpetual search for an inner kingdom in which to be reborn. They display Camus at the height of his powers. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication, Carol Cosman’s new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time. Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
These six stories, written at the height of Camus’ artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O’Brien.
Born in Algeria in 1913, ALBERT CAMUS published The Stranger–now one of the most widely read novels of this century–in 1942. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car… More about Albert Camus
“Thoroughly engrossing” —The New York Times“[These stories] invite comparison with his best work” —The Nation
ForewordIntroductionThe Adulterous WifeThe Renegade, or A Confused MindThe VoicelessThe GuestJonas, of The Artist at WorkThe Growing Stone
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