Albert Camus

38 results

The first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st, 1916. Photograph: The Art Archive / Imperial War Museum
Putting war into words
  • Books
  • April 10, 2014, 09:36

“You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, g(...)

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”  Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca (1938). Posted by Camisonup and David Russell

“Call me Ishmael.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick (1851), Posted by Austin Duffy “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was t(...)

 Colin Wilson

For a few months in the 1950s, Colin Wilson, who has died aged 82, was taken at his own valuation as “the major literary genius of our century”. The p(...)

Albert Camus: formidable gifts of analysis and lucidity

The clandestine Resistance newssheet Combat published 58 issues during the German occupation of France, which appeared sporadically as conditions allo(...)

French author and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960) on a terrace outside his Paris office in 1957. Photograph: Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

That Camus became one of the finest writers of the 20th century and a Nobel laureate is something of a miracle. The writer was born 100 years ago, on (...)

Only 73 French people have been interred in the Pantheon in Paris, more than half by Napoleon. “Pantheonisation” is one of the last privileges left to a French president, but like everything else, it has turned into a dilemma for François Hollande. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It was a day devoted to the quest for heroes, in an age that no longer seems to produce them. Three former prime ministers, six of France’s leading hi(...)

Part of the Liverpool team after a Charity Shield win over Leeds United. (From left )Tommy Smith, Bill Shankly, Emlyn Hughes and Ian Callaghan. Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Ferguson always said he would work for as long as he had his health. Then, last Christmas, his wife’s sister died. “She lost her best friend,” Fe(...)

Sydney Silverman addresses the Labour Party conference at the Garrick Theatre, Southport, Lancashire in June 1939. Photograph:  Felix Man/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The clever son of a poor Jewish pedlar, Sydney Silverman was born in Liverpool in 1895 and educated as a scholarship boy at Liverpool Institute and th(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4