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1913 - 1960

Albert Camus was born in Mondivi, Algeria in 1913. After winning a degree in philosophy, he worked at carious jobs, ending up in journalism. In the thirties, he ran a theatrical company, and during the was was active in the French Resistance, editing an important underground paper, Combat. Among his major works are four widely praised works of fiction, The Stranger (1946), The Plague (1948), The Fall (1957), and Exile and the Kingdom (1958); a volume of plays, Caligula and Three Other Plays; and two books of philisophical essays, The Rebel (1954) and The Myth of Sisyphus (1942). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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