Selected Essays and Notebooks Author:Albert Camus, Philip Thody (Editor, Translator) ISBN 0140550852 — This selection from his essays, "Lyrical and Critical" [1950-1963], and from his private notebooks aims to present Camus the writer, literary critic and individual, rather than Camus the political man. — "The 'Carnets' [1935-1942, and 1942-1951] give us, in their scraps of thought and flights of thinking, the experimental mixings... more » of colour on the palette, a sort of private view of one of th emost candid minds of the age." -- Anthony Burgess in the Manchester Weekly Guardian
"There emerges from these exclamatory notes something which is not as intimate as a portrait but is enigmatic like a broken Greek figure in stone. One wonders about the missing pieces. That it is mutilated is very much in accord with the view Camus had of his time." -- V. S. Pritchett in the New Statesman
Part One: Lyrical Essays: "Betwixt and Between" (L'Envers et l'endroit, 1957); "Nuptials" (Noces, 1939); "Summer" (L'Ete, 1954).
Part Two: Critical Essays: La Nausee [Nausea] by Jean-Paul Sartre; La Mur [The Wall] by Jean-Paul Sartre; Encounters with Andre Gide; Herman Melville; On Faulkner.« less