Exile and the Kingdom

Exile and the Kingdom


Book - 2007 | 1st Vintage International ed.
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From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his own aspirations as well as society's expectations of him. A missionary brutally converted to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with but an echo of his identity. Whether set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the stories in Exile and the Kingdom are probing portraits of spiritual exile, and man's perpetual search for an inner kingdom in which to be reborn. They display Camus at the height of his powers.

Now, on the 50th anniversary of the book's publication, Carol Cosman's new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time.

Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2007.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780307278586
Branch Call Number: SS CAMUS, A.
Characteristics: xxiv, 166 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cosman, Carol


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Sep 26, 2016

These 6 short stories were written by French/Algerian author, Albert Camus in the years between 1949-1955.

Most of these stores are set in the location of Algeria (where Camus grew up) - Here the author writes of the nature of the human condition where feelings of loneliness and isolation prevails (even when one is amongst those in their own society).

*Note* - In 1957 - Camus was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature.

In 1960 - Albert Camus (46 at the time) was tragically killed in a road accident in France.

(*Watch video-clip of a "Camus" quotes*)

P.S. - I really like the eye-catching cover-art of this book's jacket.


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