Albert Camus

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Alber Kamju, كامو، البير،, ആൽബർട്ട് കാമ്യു, and 91 others आल्बेर काम्यू, Saetone, А Камю, Alber Kamyu, Albīr Kām̄u, อาลแบร์ กามูว์, 알베르 카뮈, אלברט קאמו, Ālpark Kāmyu, ألبير كامي, Albert Kamy, Al'ber Kamû, Alberts Kamī, Alb́er Kamju, Альберт Камю, Al'ber Kamju, அல்பெர் காம்யு, ألبير كامو،, Alber Kami, آلبر کامو, আলবেয়ার কামু, ఆల్బర్ట్ కామూ, Chia-mou, Alʹber Kami︠u︡, 'Ai-la-bhat Ka-mūḥ, Albīr Kāmū, Al'ber Kamje, ཨལ་བྷེར་ཀ་མུས།, Alber Qāmî, ალბერ კამიუ, Kʻa-miu, کامو، البرت،, ਅਲਬੇਅਰ ਕਾਮੂ, Alber Kamy, Chia-miu, 卡缪, Αλμπέρ Καμύ, Албер Ками, Jiamou, Камю, Альбер Камю, Almper Kamy, البير كامو, Camus, البېرټ کامو, ظامو، البرت،, ̓Almpér Kamý, אלבר קאמי, カミュ, Albert Camus, Jiamiu, Альбэр Камю, Albīr Kāmī, .. K'amwi, A'erbei Jiamou, அல்பேர்ட் காம்யு, Alber Ḳami, आल्बेर कामु, كامو، البير, ಆಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್ ಕಾಮೂ, Alper Kāmyu, אלבר קמי, Kamiu, Alʹber Kamû, البیغ کامو, Албер Камю, كامي، ألبير, Ālper Kāmyu, ئەلبێر کامو, Ἀλμπέρ Καμύ, Ալբեր Քամյու, アルベール カミュ, Alber Kāmiū, Камү Альбер, Albert Mathe, Albērs Kamī, Алберт Ками, アルベール・カミュ, Albert Kami, 阿尔贝·加缪, အယ်လ်ဘတ် ကမူး, .. Camus, Bauchart, 卡繆, كامي، ألبير،, Kʻa-mu, Kamu, Ālber Kāmu, Albertus Camus, كامى، البير, البرٹ کامیو
Nov. 6, 1913
Jan. 3, 1960

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Albert Camus was a French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th-century and his most famous work is the novel L'Étranger (The Stranger).

In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which was a group opposed to some tendencies of the surrealistic movement of André Breton. Camus was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature - after Rudyard Kipling - when he became the first African-born writer to receive the award. He is the shortest-lived of any literature laureate to date, having died in an automobile accident just over two years after receiving the award.

He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism, the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime, but Camus himself rejected this particular label. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..."

Books by Albert Camus