The First Man by Albert Camus audiobook

The First Man

By Albert Camus
Translated by David Hapgood
Read by Jefferson Mays

Recorded Books, Inc.
8.16 Hours Unabridged
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Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds, and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father’s death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy’s attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed Camus, The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists.

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Summary

Summary

Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds, and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father’s death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy’s attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.

Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed Camus, The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating…The First Man helps put all of Camus’s work into a clearer perspective and brings into relief what separates him from the more militant literary personalities of his day…Camus’s voice has never been more personal.” New York Times Book Review
“The First Man is perhaps the most honest book Camus ever wrote and the most sensual…Camus is…writing at the depth of his powers…It is a work of genius.” New Yorker

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Author Bio: Albert Camus

Author Bio: Albert Camus

Albert Camus (1913–1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English