The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus

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Read The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Online Free - One of the most influential works of this century, this is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide: the question of living or not living in an absurd universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Camus posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.

Title : The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
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ISBN : 0679733736
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 212 pages


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2011

Rakhi rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2014

Camus, as a writer, receives mixed response from the readers. It is understandable when some readers avoid reading him, because he seems a difficult writer whose works are taken to be disturbing. Some readers appreciate his writings though they do not agree with him. While for some, Camus’ ideas...

Trevor rated it ★★★★☆

April 04, 2016

One of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the question of whether it is better to have no hope at all, or to be constantly confronted with dashed hope. There are certainly parts of my life that I have structured so as to ensure that I have no hope at all – that is, that I live my...

Yuval rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2008

Most of my friends will probably think I'm being sarcastic when I call this as good a "self-help" book as any I can imagine, but this essay honestly inspired in me an awe of human nature and its absurd indomitability. I think Camus gets a bad rap for being a cold, detached pessimist who only poin...

Lynne rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2015

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – co...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2008

Okay, so the basic premise in this book is that there are two schools of thought involved with becoming conscious as a man. There is one in which you become conscious of God, accepting faith as the channel between this world and the next. Existence is a matter of order, one that is concrete and f...

David rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2014

In “Sisyphus” Camus explores the great Greek myth to address Hamlet’s ultimate question as to whether one should be or not be. Camus scoffs at Kierkegaard who also addresses the plight of the Absurd Man, by which both thinkers understand the human condition today when faced with life in which it...

Gorana rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2012

Since it is 'the thing' nowadays to put lots of sparkly gifs and pics in a review, who am I to differ? "They bear away from their light, while their strict lord Death bids them to dance... and the rain washes, and cleanses the salt of their tears from their cheeks." Absurd enough. (view spoiler)[to be continued.... (hide spoiler)]

Patrick rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2008

There was a part of me that really, really, really wanted to give this book 4 stars because of the way it made me think about life and consider and reconsider my own notions about the meaning we make in our worlds. It contained some really interested ideas regarding the philosophy of absurdism, w...

Tieu uyen rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2013

Hồi đi học, đọc Sisyphus xong chúng mình hay đùa nhau hỏi: Thế Sisyphus chơi nhạc gì? Cả lũ sẽ nhe răng ra cười xong gào lên: “Rock and roll” Thế đấy, "Huyền thoại Sisyphus" là câu chuyện nhảm nhí về anh chàng sáng lăn tảng đá lên đỉnh núi, rồi đứng nhìn nó rơi xuống, rồi ảnh tà tà hạ sơn, về uống...

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