Saturday, July 2, 2011

Camus: a study

Camus: A StudyCamus: A Study by Brian Masters

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Camus: a study is a clearly expressed exploration of the work of Camus, albeit remarkable for its narrowness of scope. Very little in the way of Camus's philisophical and literary influences are presented, but Masters succeeds in fleshing out some of the key ideas expressed in the major works and presents a very positive view of a man displaying both moral courage and optimism (in spite of being incorrectly labelled an existentialist or even a nihilist). This short study whets the appetite for further exploration, which is to say it leaves something to be desired; fair treatment of the sensitive absurdist is not among these. Camus: a study serves as an excellent primer for Camus's literary and philosophical output.

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