A happy death
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New York : Vintage International, 1995.
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Book
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Physical Desc
192 pages ; 21 cm.
Status
Southside
Fiction Camus, A
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English
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9780679764007, 0679764003

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In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction. For if A Happy Death is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man. As the novel follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's house -- and then, fleeing, in a journey that takes him through stages of exile, hedonism, privation, and death -it gives us a glimpse into the imagination of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. For here is the young Camus himself, in love with the sea and sun, enraptured by women yet disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of action and moral responsibility that would make him central to the thought of our time.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Camus, A., & Howard, R. (1995). A happy death. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 and Richard Howard. 1995. A Happy Death. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 and Richard Howard, A Happy Death. New York: Vintage International, 1995.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Camus, Albert, and Richard Howard. A Happy Death. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International, 1995. Print.

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