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The Myth of Sisyphus

(1955)
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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our absurd task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, "The Myth of Sisyphus" argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, and the settings of his great novels "The Outsider" and "The Plague".

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September 1955 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-8488-3348-1 / 978-0-8488-3348-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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December 1955 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-241-90465-X / 978-0-241-90465-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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June 1955 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays.
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-394-43760-8 / 978-0-394-43760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-14-118200-8 / 978-0-14-118200-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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August 2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Great Ideas)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-14-102399-6 / 978-0-14-102399-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-679-73373-6 / 978-0-679-73373-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-14-018016-8 / 978-0-14-018016-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-14-003935-X / 978-0-14-003935-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus
Author(s): Albert Camus
Publisher: Libros Publishing
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October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Albert Camus
Publisher: Penguin
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