Albert Camus--French philosopher and one of the most important authors of the Twentieth Century. In early 1995, I began surfing the 'net.
Much to my surprise, I found no pages listed in any of the major web indexes at the time dedicated to the works of Albert Camus. I decided someone needed to create a page to link bits of information together.
I don't claim to be an expert, and I haven't read much Camus since then, but this page carries on. Every time I think I'll pull it down, I check the stats and see that more than 7,000 people a month are clicking through this page, so I keep it here.
Born: November 7, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960 in an automobile accident
After winning a degree in philosophy, he worked at various jobs, ending up in journalism. In the 1930s, he ran a theatrical company, and during WWII was active in the French Resistance, editing an important underground paper, Combat.
Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times". Check out the Nobel site for a copy of his acceptance speech, an in-depth biography, and other information.
Photos of Albert Camus are available at this website maintained by Ari Frankel.
I was once asked who retained the copyrights to Mr. Camus' works. From what I found out, I believe his children do. To contact them, try writing Camus' publishers:
Jean & Catherine Camus
c/o Editions Gallimard
5 Rue Sebastien Bottin