Camus, A Romance (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Hawes

Grove Press, 9780802144881, 319pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/1/2009)

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Description

Albert Camus is best known for his contribution to twentieth-century literature. But who was he, beneath the trappings of fame? Camus, a Romance reveals the French-Algerian of humble birth; the TB-stricken exile editing the war resistance newspaper Combat; the pied noir in anguish over the Algerian War; the Don Juan who loved a multitude of women. These form only the barest outlines of Camus's life, which Elizabeth Hawes chronicles alongside her own experience following in his footsteps. Camus, a Romance is at once biography and memoir--wrought with passion and detail, it is the story not only of Camus, but of the relationship between a reader and a most beloved writer.