The Rebel

The Rebel

An Essay on Man in Revolt

Book - 1991
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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.

Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf ; Vintage Books, 1991
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679733843
Branch Call Number: 844.914 CAM NVD
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Essay on man in revolt


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Mar 08, 2009

Camus essay on revolution shows that rebellion leads to tyranny. Profound.

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