THE REBEL AN ESSAY ON MAN IN REVOLT Author:Albert Camus Vintage Book #V-30. Original French title: L'Homme Revolte. A revised and complete translation from French into English by Anthony Bower. Foreward by Sir Herbert Read. — According to the Foreward - this book "offers us a philosophy of politics...not that it is a theoretical work...it is an 'attempt to understand the times'...Camus believes that r... more »evolt is one of the 'essential dimensions' of mankind."
Table of Contents:
I - The Rebel;
II - Metaphysical Rebellion - The Sons of Cain, Absolute Negation with 2 subchapters entitled A Man of Letters and The Dandies' Rebellion, The Rejection of Salvation, Absolute Affirmation with 2 subchapters entitled The Unique and Nietzsche and Nihilism, The Poets' Rebellion with 2 subchapters entitled Lautreamont and Banality and Surrealism and Revolution, and Nihilism and History;
III - Historical Rebellion - The Regicides with 4 subchapters entitled The New Gospel, The Execution of the King, The Religion of Virtue, The Terror, The Deicides, Individual Terrorism with 4 subchapters entitled The Renunciation of Virtue, Three of the Possessed, The Fastidious Assassins, The Path of Chigalev, State Terrorism and Irrational Terror, State Terrorism and Rational Terror with 5 subchapters entitled The Bourgeois Prophecy, The Revolutionary Prophecy, The Failing of the Prophecy, The Kingdom of Ends, Totality and Trials, Rebellion and Revolution;
IV - Rebellion and Art with 3 subchapters entitled Rebellion and the Novel, Rebellion and Style, and Creation and Revolution;
V - Thought at the Meridian - Rebellion and Murder with 2 subchapters entitled Nihilistic Murder and Historical Murder, Moderation and Excess with 1 subchapter entitled Thought at the Meridian, and lastly Beyond Nihilism.
Includes a brief Note on the Author and a listing (up to 1956) of all Vintage titles. Cover design by Leo Lionni.« less