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Christine Smallwood on Spike Jonze’s new film, “Her”: http://nyr.kr/1gT8KlJ
“Fear about separation has been central to the success of Jonze’s first films. It’s what gave them a layer of tenderness, vulnerability, and strangeness. But here Jonze has given up on discomfort and has…
Albert Camus was a 20th century author, philosopher and journalist. He is commonly associated with the existentialist and absurdist movements. However, he denied being existentialist and said that he was surprised that his and Sartre were associated with one another. That was hardly surprising though - Sartre and Camus were best friends for a long period of time. Their friendship ended abruptly when they had a strong disagreement about communism and the Soviet Union - Sartre was in favour, but Camus was strongly opposed to totalitarianism.
Camus wrote some of the greatest novels of the 20th century - such as The Stranger (or The Outsider) and The Fall. He also wrote essays such as The Myth of Sisyphus. In 1957, he received the Nobel prize for literature. He was also devoted to politics, and he took part in the resistance during the Second World War. He also fought for human rights and worked for UNESCO.
Albert Camus died on January 4th 1960.
"Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful."