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Notebooks 1935-1942

Notebooks 1935-1942

(1978)
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From 1935 until his death, Albert Camus kept a series of notebooks to sketch out ideas for future works, record snatches of conversations and excerpts from books he was reading, and jot down his reflections on death and the horror of war, his feelings about women and loneliness and art, and his appreciations for the Algerian sun and sea. These three volumes, now available together for the first time in paperback, include all entries made from the time when Camus was still completely unknown in Europe, until he was killed in an automobile accident in 1960, at the height of his creative powers. In 1957 he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A spiritual and intellectual autobiography, Camus' Notebooks are invariably more concerned with what he felt than with what he did. It is intriguing for the reader to watch him seize and develop certain themes and ideas, discard others that at first seemed promising, and explore different types of experience. Although the Notebooks may have served Camus as a practice ground, the prose is of superior quality, which makes a short spontaneous vignette or a moment of sensuous beauty quickly captured on the page a small work of art. Here is a record of one of the most unusual minds of our time.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1978 : USA Hardback
Title: Notebooks: 1935-1942
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-394-60349-4 / 978-0-394-60349-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Notebooks, 1935-1942 (Volume 1)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 1-56663-872-0 / 978-1-56663-872-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Notebooks 1935-1942
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 1-56924-993-8 / 978-1-56924-993-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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December 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Notebooks, 1935-1942
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 1-55778-412-4 / 978-1-55778-412-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
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May 1978 : USA Paperback
Title: Notebooks, 1935-1942 (A Harvest/HBJ book)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-15-667400-9 / 978-0-15-667400-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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May 1978 : USA Paperback
Title: Notebooks, 1942-1951 (A Harvest/HBJ book)
Author(s): Albert Camus
ISBN: 0-15-667401-7 / 978-0-15-667401-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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