By Albert Camus
From quite a few masterfully rendered views, those six tales depict humans at painful odds with the realm round them. A spouse can in basic terms give up to a barren region evening via betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his personal aspirations in addition to society's expectancies of him. A missionary brutally switched over to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with yet an echo of his id. no matter if set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the tales in Exile and the Kingdom are probing pix of religious exile, and man’s perpetual look for an internal nation within which to be reborn. They exhibit Camus on the top of his powers.
Now, at the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s ebook, Carol Cosman’s new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time.
Albert Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
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The Re- ZARAFA 19 public of Sudan, only forty years independent and the largest country in Africa, has always been the ethnic and climatic crossroads of the continent. Just as desert south, blends into rain forest 1,000 miles to the White Africa and Black Africa meet and meld Sudan, darkening through the Nubians of the Sa- in hara to the dazzling ebony Nuer and Dinka toward the equator. The most prominent is feature on a map the huge snaking S the Nile makes from of Sudan Khartoum to the Egyptian border.
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