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The First Man By Albert Camus

The First Man

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Told as a novel, this is a moving account of the author's poverty-stricken childhood in Algeria, the love of his mother and the old schoolteacher who saved him from ignorance. The book acts as a novel on Algeria, on the relationship between man and the land, and between French and Arabs.

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The First Man by Albert Camus

Semi-autobiographical, THE FIRST MAN is a sensual and emotional work, capturing the beauty of Camus' childhood Algeria. 'It is the most brilliant semi-autobiographical account of an Algerian childhood amongst the grinding poverty and stoicism of poor French Algerian colonials ... His ability to conjure landscape and atmosphere in long, long sentences of exact description without resorting to simile or metaphor is extraordinary' - J G Ballard in the Independent.

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About Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. His childhood was poor but not unhappy. He studied philosophy at the University of Algiers and became a journalist. After the occupation of France by the Germans in 1941, Camus became one of the intellectual leaders of the resistance movement. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was killed in a road accident in 1960. His novels include THE OUTSIDER, THE PLAGUE and THE REBEL.

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The First Man by Albert Camus
Albert Camus
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Penguin Books Ltd
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