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Critical Review by Elizabeth Hawes

SOURCE: "Sunlight and Silence," in The Nation, October 2, 1995, pp. 358-60.

In the following review, Hawes discusses Camus's artistic and thematic concerns in The First Man.

Back in 1960, the sudden death of Albert Camus at the age of 46 was a tragic event for young intellectuals, like the breach of a promise, the end of then and the beginning of now. Memories of the day still remain—the photograph of the Facel Vega wrapped around a tree, the muddy briefcase in a field, the sense of personal loss, the unbearable Absurdity of it all. "Rarely have the nature of a man's work and the conditions of the historical moment so clearly demanded that a writer go on living," Jean-Paul Sartre mourned. "No modern writer that I can think of, except Camus, has aroused love,&#x...

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