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Albert Camus

Le Premier Homme


" En somme, je vais parler de ceux que j'aimais ", écrit Albert Camus dans une note pour Le premier homme. Le projet de ce roman auquel il travaillait au moment de sa mort était ambitieux. II avait dit un jour que les écrivains " gardent l'espoir de retrouver les secrets d'un art universel qui, à force d'humilité et de maîtrise, ressusciterait enfin les personnages dans leur chair et dans leur durée ". Il avait jeté les bases de ce qui serait le récit de l'enfance de son premier homme ". Cette rédaction initiale a un caractère autobiographique qui aurait sûrement disparu dans la version définitive du roman. Mais c'est justement ce côté autobiographique qui est précieux aujourd'hui. Après avoir lu ces pages, on voit apparaître les racines de ce qui fera la personnalité de Camus, sa sensibilité, la genèse de sa pensée, les raisons de son engagement. Pourquoi, toute sa vie, il aura voulu parler au nom de ceux à qui la parole est refusée.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2000
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 380
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070401017
ISBN 10: 2070401014

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