THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS AND OTHER ESSAYS

Camus, Albert (essays); O'Brien, Justin (translation)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: 1955
Edition: First American Edition
Book Id: 2423

Description

First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm); lime green paper and navy blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and decorative elements blind-stamped to front cover; dustjacket; viii, 212, [2]pp. Sunning to upper board edges, upper corner of rear board bumped, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently sunned at spine and upper edge, with a short tear to lower right corner of front panel; Near Fine.

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Camus's key philosophical essay, in which he introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God, eternal truths or values. First published by Gallimard in 1942 as Le Mythe de Sisyphe, later translated into English by Justin O'Brien and issued by Knopf and Hamish Hamilton in 1955. The Knopf edition was reprinted at least 8 times, and in our experience, first printings in presentable condition are somewhat uncommon. Roeming 0453.


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