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The first man

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Publisher:
Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
1996, ©1995.
Edition:
1st Vintage International ed.
Language:
English
Description
Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed Camus, The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest novelists. Translated from the French by David Hapgood.The First Man is perhaps the most honest book Camus ever wrote, and the most sensual...Camus is...writing at the depth of his powers...It is a work of genius.--The New YorkerFascinating...The First Man helps put all of Camus's work into a clearer perspective and brings into relief what separates him from the more militant literary personalities of his day...Camus's voice has never been more personal.--New York Times Book Review
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9780679439370
9781439507537
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subject_facet Algeria, Algeria -- Fiction, Children, Children -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Fatherless families, Fatherless families -- Fiction, Fiction
title_display The first man
title_full The first man [classic] / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by David Hapgood
title_short The first man
topic_facet Children, Fatherless families