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The Resource A happy death, by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi

A happy death, by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi

Label
A happy death
Title
A happy death
Statement of responsibility
by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018700
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Camus, Albert
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2605.A3734
LC item number
M613 1995
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Howard, Richard
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Murderers
  • Suicide
  • Exiles
  • Insurgency
Target audience
adult
Label
A happy death, by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by Knopf, New York in 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780679764007
Lccn
95215654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20060919-059
System control number
  • 33430967
  • (OCoLC)33430967
Label
A happy death, by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi
Publication
Note
Originally published by Knopf, New York in 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780679764007
Lccn
95215654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20060919-059
System control number
  • 33430967
  • (OCoLC)33430967

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