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Albert Camus Writing Styles in The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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Camus is a Nobel-prize winning writer with a strong background in journalism and a consistent record of social activism. Despite his focus on literature and social causes, however, he is also very familiar with philosophy, especially the development of philosophy through the late-19th and early-20th centuries. As "The Artist and His Time" indicates, Camus is a strong advocate for social and political change in Europe and describes himself as Left-leaning politically, citing particularly his concern for the poor and his opposition to war.

Camus is also an explicit enemy of religion and believes that all forms of religion or belief in God or gods lead to the enslavement of man and unhappiness on earth. This is obvious in his critique of Christian or otherwise theistic philosophers in "The Myth of Sisyphus" and his praise of the down-to-earth lifestyles described in "Summer in Algiers" and "The Minotaur...

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