FRE 367 / ECS 367

Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature and Culture: Albert CamusCourse Cancelled

André Benhaïm

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This course aims to present and redefine the works and figure of Albert Camus as both one of the most acclaimed writers of the 20th century, and one of the most paradoxical. Through the study of his major works, but also more obscure ones, we will see what confirms his canonical (sometimes sanctified) dimension, and what challenges it. We will assess how Camus found himself often at odds with his own thought and creativity, whether it was through philosophy, politics, or the very act of writing. Gauging Camus’s greatest accomplishments and shortcomings, we will consider Camus as an artist always in between, eternally moving.

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