The First Man

The First Man Reading The First Man By Albert Camus Wgf2011.eu The Unfinished Manuscript Of The First Man Was Discovered In The Wreckage Of Car Accident In Which Camus Died In 1960 Although It Was Not Published For Over Thirty Years, It Was An Instant Bestseller When It Finally Appeared In 1994 The First Man Is Jacques Cormery, Whose Poverty Stricken Childhood In Algiers Is Made Bearable By His Love For His Silent And Illiterate Mother, And By The Teacher Who Transforms His View Of The World The Most Autobiographical Of Camus S Novels, It Gives Profound Insights Into His Life And The Powerful Themes Underlying His Work.Albert Camus Was Born In Algeria In 1913 The Works That Established His International Reputation Include THE PLAGUE, THE FALL, THE REBEL And THE OUTSIDER Camus Died In A Road Accident In 1960 And Is Remembered As One Of The Greatest Philsophical Novelists Of The Twentieth Century.

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  • 08 March 2017
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  • 261 pages
  • 0141185236
  • The First Man
  • Albert Camus

10 thoughts on “The First Man

  1. Jim Fonseca says:

    Basically an autobiography by Camus The manuscript was found in the car when Camus died in a car crash in 1960, when he was 57, and just 3 years after he won the Nobel Prize It s clearly a draft with a lot of footnotes and other notes that that show a writer at work Change names don t use the real names develop illegible add this take out that Obviously it could use editing, but it s a good book as is In an editor s note we re told the manuscript was not published until 1994 by his Basically an autobiography by Camus The manuscript was found in the car when Camus died in a car crash in 1960, when he was 57, and just 3 years after he won the Nobel Prize It s clearly a draft with a lot of footnotes and other notes that that show a writer at work Change names don t use the real names develop illegible add this take out that Obviousl...

  2. BlackOxford says:

    A Hunger for DiscoveryThis is Camus s last work But for anyone interested in his philosophy, orimportantly the reasons for his philosophy, this should probably be the first to read The First Man is intensely emotional without being sentimental, self critical without regrets, and above all human with a humanness which is, I think, the key to everything else he wrote The book shows Camus as a person shaped in his intentions as well as his vices by a most remarkable and unlikely multi cult A Hunger for DiscoveryThis is Camus s last work But for anyone interested in his philosophy, orimportantly the reasons for his philosophy, this should probably be the first to read The First Man is intensely emotional without being sentimental, self critical without regrets, and above all human with a humanness which is, I think, the key t...

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Le Premier Homme The First Man, Albert CamusThe First Man is Albert Camus unfinished final novel On January 4, 1960, at the age of forty six, Camus was killed in a car accident The incomplete manuscript of The First Man, the autobiographical novel Camus was working on at the time of his death, was found in the mud at the accident site Camus daughter, Catherine Camus, later transcribed the handwritten manuscript to type press, and published the book in 1994 Camus hoped that it would be hi Le Premier Homme The First Man, Albert CamusThe First Ma...

  4. Rowena says:

    This book was not what I expected Due to the philosophical, melancholy nature of the first two Camus books I ve read, The Stranger and The Plague , I expected this book to beacademic, but it was far from it it s apersonal book, nostalgic, full of feelings and memories.This book is considered to be an autobiographical novel, and its unedited manuscript was found in the car wreckage in which Camus was killed Even for an unedited piece of work, it is simply a masterpiece It was int This book was not what I expected Due to the philosophical, melancholy nature of the first two Camus books I ve read, The Stranger and The Plague , I expected this book to beacademic, but it was far from it it s apersonal book, nostalgic, full of feelings and memories.This book is considered to be an autobiographical novel, and its unedited manuscript was found in the car wreckage in whic...

  5. Cheryl says:

    Who knew I would be reading Camus last novel as though it was his first In this world of the passed away French Algiers, the present and past are blurred, as a man recalls his childhood, and the voice of the third person narrator is so close, it might as well be first person This harrowing account of a fatherless boy living in poverty is so pure that it s perfect in its stimulation How can an author who grew so popular for his structural peculiarity in The Stranger, bring us such a completel Who knew I would be reading Camus last novel as though it was his first In this world of the passed away French Algiers, the present and past are blurred, as a man recalls his childhood, and the voice of the third person narrator is so close, it might as well be first person This harrowing account of a fatherless boy living in poverty is so pure that it s perfect in its stimulation How can an author who grew so popular for his structural peculiarity in The Stranger, bring us such a completely different, yet equally exceptional and admirable style Wandering through the night of the years in the land of oblivion where each one is the first man, where he had to br...

  6. Henry Martin says:

    It is not often that I struggle to find words yet, this is one of those times Reading this unfinished manuscript has left me without words to express how I feel about it It s not a novel it s a glimpse into the mind of a great man as he looks back on what was and what was not It is a rare glimpse into his likes, dislikes, memories, relationships, upbringing, social settings This novel is full of inconsistencies, missing words, and notes Nevertheless, such is life impure, fragmented It is not often that I struggle to find words yet, this is one of those times Reading this unfinished manuscript has left me without words to express how I feel about it It s not a novel it s a glimpse into the mind of a great man as he looks ba...

  7. Felek says:

    I enjoyed every single word of this book This is a MUST read to Camus fans

  8. Leo Robertson says:

    Adds an unexpected dimension to Camus philosophy that it was written by a regular guy whose daily worries, ponderings, misgivings and regrets found him just as much as ours find us That s of course a major point of his philosophy, that inherent flaws in the machine make regrets, worries, mistakes and absolute communion between people impossible, but gone in this work is the darkly ironic facade This time we find reassurance in that Camus is as he was basically trying to convince us he was an Adds an unexpected dimension to Camus philosophy that it was written by a regular guy who...

  9. Jay Green says:

    Super translation that captures the clarity, vividness and unfussiness of Camus s writing One of my favourite works, purely because of its evocative powers.

  10. Smiley (aka umberto) says:

    Reading this latest The First Man 1995 published thirty five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed its author back cover is of course a bit disappointing due to its evidently unfinished story Moreover, some of its generously inserted footnotes have not fully clarified, I think, its readers to appreciate , rather they seem to distract them into vaguely understandable information, for instance Three days ago they had finished over the Atlantic Reading this latest The First Man 1995 published thirty five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed its author back cover is of course a bit disappointing due to its evidently unfinished story Moreover, some of its generously inserted footnotes have not fully clarified, I think, its readers to appreciate , rather they seem to distract them into vaguely understandable information, for instance Three days ago they had finished over the Atlantic had unraveled on the Moroccan peaks, b Solf rino p 3 The horses stopped, and one of them snorted a Is it night p 9 He helped out and came back to the lamp while his mother would seat herself by the window in winter and watch the traffic of trolleys, cars, and passersby as it gradually diminished a Lucien 14 EPS 16 Insurance p 228 etc.Interestingly, reading Camus is exhausting and demanding since he has written flowingly, that is, from his train...

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