In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." In these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death displays Camus's rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. This stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century. Translated and with an Introduction by Justin O'Brien.
Born in Algeria in 1913, ALBERT CAMUS published The Stranger--now one of the most widely read novels of this century--in 1942. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident. LAURA MARRIS is a writer and translator. Her book-length translations include Louis Guilloux's novel Blood Dark, which was short-listed for the 2018 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her translation of Jean-Yves Frétigné's biography of Gramsci is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2021. She teaches creative writing at the University at Buffalo. View titles by Albert Camus
Letters to a German Friend

The Liberation of Paris
The Blood of Freedom
The Night of Truth


Pessimism and Tyranny
Pessimism and Courage
Defense of Intelligence


The Unbeliever and Christians

Why Spain?

Defense of Freedom
Bread and Freedom
Homage to an Exile


Algeria
Preface to Algerian Reports
Letter to an Algerian Militant
Appeal for a Civilian Truce
Algeria 1958


Hungary
Kadar Had His Day of Fear
Socialism of the Gallows


Reflections of the Guillotine

The Artist and His Time
The Wager of Our Generation
Create Dangerously
"Resistance, Rebellion, and Death bears witness to the passionately scrupulous sense of responsibility which made Camus the kind of man and the kind of writer he was." —The Christian Science Monitor

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In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." In these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death displays Camus's rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. This stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century. Translated and with an Introduction by Justin O'Brien.

Author

Born in Algeria in 1913, ALBERT CAMUS published The Stranger--now one of the most widely read novels of this century--in 1942. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident. LAURA MARRIS is a writer and translator. Her book-length translations include Louis Guilloux's novel Blood Dark, which was short-listed for the 2018 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her translation of Jean-Yves Frétigné's biography of Gramsci is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2021. She teaches creative writing at the University at Buffalo. View titles by Albert Camus

Table of Contents

Letters to a German Friend

The Liberation of Paris
The Blood of Freedom
The Night of Truth


Pessimism and Tyranny
Pessimism and Courage
Defense of Intelligence


The Unbeliever and Christians

Why Spain?

Defense of Freedom
Bread and Freedom
Homage to an Exile


Algeria
Preface to Algerian Reports
Letter to an Algerian Militant
Appeal for a Civilian Truce
Algeria 1958


Hungary
Kadar Had His Day of Fear
Socialism of the Gallows


Reflections of the Guillotine

The Artist and His Time
The Wager of Our Generation
Create Dangerously

Praise

"Resistance, Rebellion, and Death bears witness to the passionately scrupulous sense of responsibility which made Camus the kind of man and the kind of writer he was." —The Christian Science Monitor

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