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Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Albert Camus, son of a working-class family, was born in Algeria in 1913.
He spent the early years of his life in North Africa, where he worked a various jobs (in the weather bureau, in an automobile-accessory firm, in a shipping company) to help pay for his courses at the University of Algiers.
He then turned to journalism as a career. His report on the unhappy state of the Muslims of the Kabylie region aroused the Algerian government to action and brought him public notice.
From 1935 to 1938 he ran the Theatre de l'Equipe, a theatrical company that produced plays by Malraux, Gide, Synge, Dostoevski, and others.
During World War II he was one of the leading writers of the French Resistance and editor of Combat, then an important underground newspaper.
Camus was always very active in the theater, and several of his plays have been published and produced.
His fiction, including The Stranger, The Plague, The Fall, and Exile and the Kingdom; his philosophical essays, The Myth of Sisyphus and the Rebel; and his plays have assured his preeminent position in modern French letters.
In 1957 Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His sudden death on January 4, 1960, cut short the career of one of the most important literary figures of the Western world when he was at the very summit of his powers.

\'미래\'는 상전이 노예에게 즐거이 양보하는 오직 하나의 재산이다
더 이상 사람을 죽이지 않는 세상을 만들기 위해 얼마간의 죽음은 필요하다고 그들은 나에게 말하는 것이었다
매력이란 이런 것이죠: 질문을 분명하게 하지 않아도 \'예스\' 대답을 듣는 한 방법이지요
뭐라고 말하는지가 문제가 아니라. 말해지지 말하야 할 것들이 무엇인지가 문제이다.
아주 심각한 철학적 문제가 하나 있다, 그것은 바로 자살이라는 것이다.
언론의 자유는 아마도 자유의 이상이 서서히 퇴락하는 것을 가장 심하게 겪은 자유일 거다
예술가를 만드는 것은 노력이 아니다. 허나, 예술은 우리를 노력하게 만든다.
정치 그리고 인간의 운명은 이상도 없고 위대하지도 않은 사람들에 의해 형성된다. 내면적으로 위대한 사람들은 정치에 뛰어 들지 않는다