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Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, French Algeria, on November 7, 1913, and died on January 4, 1960, in Burgundy, France. During the 1940’s he became known for his essays, novels, and political journalism.
Some of his best-known works are exemplars of absurdism like The Plague (1947), Exile and the Kingdom (1957), The Fall (1956), and The Stranger (1942). He never considered himself to be a philosophical ally of Sartre.
At that time, he bought a fresh perspective to the otherwise metropolitan French literature. Apart from writing novels, he even contributed to plays and was an active artist in the theatre from the 1940s to the 1950s. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957.
His works are dominant in absurdism but often associated with existentialism. The book which elucidates the theory of absurdism most directly is The Myth of Sisyphus (1942). The protagonists of The Plague (1947) and The Stranger (1942) have to face the cultural and social orthodox labels with dire results.