Writer, playwright, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus was born into a humble home in the French colony Algeria on the seventh of November, 1913. Some of his more famous works as a writer are The Stranger (1942) otherwise known as The Outsider, and The Plague (1947).
Albert Camus is famous for many other things other than the books he wrote. He played a notable part in the Revolutionary Union Movement and formed a group called the Group for International Liaisons in 1949. Previously in 1944 Camus founded le Comité Français pour la Fédération Européenne or the French Committee for the European Federation to promote the European nation states to join in a federation to “evolve along the path of economic progress, democracy and peace”.
Despite all these great contributions to international political affairs, Albert Camus contributed in the fields of philosophy as well as to enleighten the minds of his readers with regards to the settings and time periods in wich his stories were set.
Many writers have written on the Absurd, each with his or her own interpretation of what the Absurd actually is and their own ideas on the importance of the Absurd. Albert Camus’ first thoughts on the Absurd appeared in 1937 in his collection of essays called L’Envers et L’Endroit. The Outsider is a story about a man living with an Absurd life and teaches the readers about Camus’ ideas and opinions on the Absurd. Many of Camus’ works other than the previously mentioned The Outsider, such as Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942) and a play called Caligua wich starred a Roman emperor struggling with the meaning of Absurdism. Thus by incorporating Absurdism into his works, we can see Camus’ own deliberations on the ideology.
In many of Albert Camus’ books, there is a prevalent theme based on events relating to Camus’ life. For example, in The Plague, the story is believed to be based on a cholera epidemic that killed a large percentage of Oran's population in 1849...