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The trial of Albert Camus

Grigg, Russell 2011, The trial of Albert Camus, Sophia, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 593-602, doi: 10.1007/s11841-011-0271-3.

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Title The trial of Albert Camus
Author(s) Grigg, RussellORCID iD for Grigg, Russell orcid.org/0000-0003-0903-1666
Journal name Sophia
Volume number 50
Issue number 4
Start page 593
End page 602
Total pages 10
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2011-12
ISSN 0038-1527
1873-930X
Keyword(s) Albert Camus
The Outsider
Said
Colonialism
Postcolonialism
Summary The fiftieth anniversary of Camus’ death in 2010 was largely ignored in his native Algeria, reflecting the critical response to Camus’ writings that regards him as a colonialist writer and apologist for the French domination of his native Algeria. This critique also claims that Camus’ colonial attitudes are hidden and reinforced by a European attitude that sees him as dealing first and foremost with universal questions about the human predicament and existential isolation. However, Camus' journalism shows an Algerian closely identified with the destiny of all the peoples of Algeria, and his novel The Outsider contains sufficient indications that, whatever its existential importance, in the concrete situation of Camus’ Algeria the Arab has the precise status
of outsider.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11841-011-0271-3
Field of Research 220319 Social Philosophy
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042167

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