Albert Camus

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Альбэр Камю, カミュ, ಆಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್ ಕಾಮೂ, and 91 others .. K'amwi, Albīr Kāmū, Albīr Kām̄u, Ālber Kāmu, அல்பெர் காம்யு, كامي، ألبير،, Camus, אלברט קאמו, Альбер Камю, 卡缪, Kamiu, Alber Kāmiū, Al'ber Kamje, Albert Kamy, အယ်လ်ဘတ် ကမူး, Albērs Kamī, Alber Kamju, Kʻa-mu, Alber Kamy, البرٹ کامیو, ألبير كامي, Albert Mathe, ཨལ་བྷེར་ཀ་མུས།, Albīr Kāmī, Αλμπέρ Καμύ, كامو، البير, Al'ber Kamju, Alper Kāmyu, .. Camus, Jiamou, Alber Kami, อาลแบร์ กามูว์, Jiamiu, ਅਲਬੇਅਰ ਕਾਮੂ, كامى، البير, אלבר קמי, Ālper Kāmyu, Alber Ḳami, आल्बेर काम्यू, كامو، البير،, アルベール・カミュ, Bauchart, 阿尔贝·加缪, 'Ai-la-bhat Ka-mūḥ, Ալբեր Քամյու, Chia-miu, ̓Almpér Kamý, Ālpark Kāmyu, A'erbei Jiamou, Ἀλμπέρ Καμύ, Alber Kamyu, அல்பேர்ட் காம்யு, Албер Ками, آلبر کامو, אלבר קאמי, البېرټ کامو, Almper Kamy, Saetone, ఆల్బర్ట్ కామూ, Kʻa-miu, Камү Альбер, А Камю, Chia-mou, Alberts Kamī, আলবেয়ার কামু, Kamu, كامي، ألبير, البیغ کامو, ალბერ კამიუ, Alber Qāmî, ئەلبێر کامو, Albert Camus, ألبير كامو،, Alʹber Kami︠u︡, アルベール カミュ, Albertus Camus, البير كامو, आल्बेर कामु, ظامو، البرت،, 卡繆, Алберт Ками, Albert Kami, 알베르 카뮈, Албер Камю, Альберт Камю, Alb́er Kamju, کامو، البرت،, ആൽബർട്ട് കാമ്യു, Al'ber Kamû, Alʹber Kamû, Камю
Nov. 6, 1913
Jan. 3, 1960

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Albert Camus was a French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th-century and his most famous work is the novel L'Étranger (The Stranger).

In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which was a group opposed to some tendencies of the surrealistic movement of André Breton. Camus was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature - after Rudyard Kipling - when he became the first African-born writer to receive the award. He is the shortest-lived of any literature laureate to date, having died in an automobile accident just over two years after receiving the award.

He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism, the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime, but Camus himself rejected this particular label. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..."

Books by Albert Camus