The Rebel An Essay on Man in Revolt By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution For Albert Camus the urge to revolt is one of the essential dimensions of human nature m

  • Title: The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt
  • Author: Albert Camus
  • ISBN: 9780679733843
  • Page: 466
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  • By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the essential dimensions of human nature, manifested in man s timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history AndBy one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the essential dimensions of human nature, manifested in man s timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

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      Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

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    1. As long as mankind has told stories, the topic of rebellion has been central. “Man’s disobedience and the loss thereupon of Paradise”, as well as Satan’s rebellion against the oppressive authority of God in Heaven are the two main strands in Milton’s classic Paradise Lost, to just name one of countless examples, summing up human experience in unforgettable drama.Camus analyses the topic from a philosophical and historical viewpoint, and gives a perfect example for his thesis on revolut [...]

    2. . . .As soon as a man, through lack of character, takes refuge in doctrine, as soon as crime reasons about itself, it multiplies like reason itself and assumes all the aspects of the syllogism. . . . The purpose of this essay is once again to face the reality of the present, which is logical crime, and examine meticulously the arguments by which it is justified.(p. 3)This can be very interesting if, like me, you abhor historical Sovietism and all that it has wrought. I found that Sarah Bakewell' [...]

    3. Although I've always been temperamentally skeptical of Utopias, I'm thankful to Camus for completely inoculating me, as a 15-year-old, against the various postures of chic revolt so common among the teenagers of bored, affluent nations. There was no silk-screened Che across my bosom. Revolutions aren't secular versions of the Rapture, in which the "bad" government disappears, to be replaced by a new, "good" one. Revolution is generally a social calamity, a nightmare of inhumanity: one regime dis [...]

    4. 530. The Rebel, Albert CamusL'Homme révolté = The Rebel, Albert Camusعنوانها: انسان طاغی؛ انسان یاغی؛ عصیانگر؛ - آلبر کامو (قطره) ادبیاتعنوان: انسان طاغی؛ نویسنده: آلبر کامو؛ مترجم: مهبد ایرانی طلب؛ تهران، نشر قطره، 1374، در 353 ص؛ چاپ دوم نشر قطره سال 1392، در 336 ص؛ شابک: 9789643416065؛ چاپ دیگر: آبادان، پرسش، 1382؛ در 291 [...]

    5. Camus makes me think. He is the author who has the power to steer my thoughts, along the line of his beliefs. He is dead. If he were alive, I am sure he would have supported the readers' movement against the irrational outlook of GR administration as regarding the freedom of readers to express their views. He would have hailed their rebellion and joined in to support, because I am sure he understood that all readers have their own opinions. He wouldn't be bothered by criticism.As the choreograph [...]

    6. Lucifer has also died with God, and from his ashes has risen a spiteful demon who does not even understand the object of his venture. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.My second reading of Camus’ most divisive and controversial book, The Rebel, achieved something more than the first, perhaps over fifteen years ago. I had not read The Brothers Karamazov then, nor The Devils or Camus’ for-stage adaptation of The Devils: The Possessed, nor Camus’ play, The Just; and, [...]

    7. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، شاید میتوان گفت که این کتاب، پیچیده ترین و البته ارزشمندترین اثرِ <آلبر کامو> میباشد‎ این کتاب از پنج فصل و حدوداً 33 بخش تشکیل شده است که مهمترین مسائلی که به آن پرداخته شده، بدین قرار است: انسان طاغی- طغیانِ متافیزیکی- نیست انگاری- طغیانِ تاریخی- ترور- تر [...]

    8. The Rebel is the longest and at some points most difficult essay I’ve ever read. I think the title of the book itself is enough attractive for both Camus fans and other readers to choose this book. But who is a rebel?!A rebel is someone who says no – to a master. He was a slave, a labor, perhaps a mechanical iron man built by bolts and nuts who did whatever he was said to do. But the moment he rises and rebels he feels the stream of blood in his veins. He feels he’s alive. Despite this ali [...]

    9. Although Camus is remembered more as a literary author than a philosopher, I think this work is fantastic. It's influenced me and my thinking more than any other author (apart from perhaps Nietzsche and George Steiner). Because Camus is such a wonderful author it is also not a particularely difficult read, as opposed to, say, Sartre's philosophical works (I do like Being and Nothingness, but he's really overdoing it), which makes it accessible for those who have not been educated in philosophy a [...]

    10. I must confess that I didn't find much that was especially insightful in Camus' account of rebellion, revolution, and nihilism here while reading it, but now that I look back on it, I see that he actually has much to say--and that much of it is worthwhile.Camus begins by defining the rebel as one who affirms by negating, who says yes in saying no--one who decries absolute freedom in establishing limits to acceptable behavior. He thus immediately counterposes the rebel with the nihilist, who, in [...]

    11. زمان دیگر چه اهمیتی دارد؟رنج برای آن کسی که به آینده ایمان ندارد هرگز موقتی نیست.اما ,یکصد سال رنج در چشم آن کس که ظهور "شهر جاودانی" را برای یکصدو یکمین سال پیشگویی می کند,چشم بر هم زدنی بیش نیست.روح طغیان در آن روند تفکری جان میگیرد که در نقطه ی عزیمت خویش بیهودگی ظاهری این جهان [...]

    12. به علت ترجمه ی بد و متن سنگین و جذاب نبودن موضوع، نیمه کاره رها کردم.البته بی انصافی نکنم، بعضی بخش هاش که ترجمه بد نبود و متن هم سنگین نبود، خیلی برام جذاب بود، مثل بخش های مربوط به تحلیل برادران کارامازوف و مارکی دوساد.

    13. يمكن أن أقول أن الكتاب رائع حرفياً, فأنا استفدتُ منه كثيراً, الكتاب تحدث عن تاريخ التمرد البشري و عرض فكر كامو المجرد عن نماذج من التاريخ الواقعي أو الأسطوري, نماذج لم يتناولها فكر كامو كما تناولها عامة المفكرين و الفلاسفة و سقوها للعامة, الكتاب عبارة عن نموذج تحرري متمرد على [...]

    14. Τι είναι ο επαναστατημένος άνθρωπος; Ας φανταστούμε πως είσαι ο Καμύ. Μόλις έχει τελειώσει ο πόλεμος, τα πάντα είναι ρημαγμένα, κάθε χώρα, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της Γερμανίας. Απ’ τη μια σε τραβάει η ζωή να τη γευτείς, να τη ζήσεις, να την καταλάβεις και παράλληλα κάτι σε πνίγε [...]

    15. قبلا کتابهای بیگانه و طاعون و چند داستان کوتاه و نمایشنامه از آلبر کامو خوانده بودم ولی هیچ وقت یک اثر فلسفی و نقادانه از او نخوانده ام به فلسفه زیاد علاقه ندارم و زیاد هم چیزی نخواندم.کتاب عصیانگر تاریخ 300 ساله اروپا و تحولات فکری اروپا و حتی اساطیر یونانی و مسیحیت رو هم مورد ب [...]

    16. كامو في الإنسان المتمرد : كامو هنا ليس روائيا بل شخصية فنية تحتمل عدة أبعاد منها الفيلسوف , الناقد , المحقق , المؤرخ , المحلل السياسي والإقتصادي الفكرة العامة : يدور الكتاب حول فكرة التمرد التي في أصلها إنكار لنوع معين من الظلم والعبودية( أنا أتمرد إذا نحن موجودون ) تسير بالمتمر [...]

    17. Oh wow, that was an exciting trip. I feel like I've just spent the last few weeks driving at high speed through the desert in an unsuitable vehicle.I got lost a few times, misplaced my map, ran out of water and my vehicle broke down almost every day; sometimes I feared that I'd never find my way out of the wilderness (or to the end of the chapter). There were some frightening experiences, a bumpy ride (I feel mentally beaten up) and occasional views of the big picture (more beautiful, breathtaki [...]

    18. Interesting book, though I also found it challenging to read. I don't know nearly enough about French literature or philosophy. But the basic question he asks is extremely relevant. We hate injustice, and intuitively it seems clearly right to revolt against unjust authority. So why does it nearly always go so wrong when we do so, and end up with an even worse injustice?

    19. Το δοκίμιο του Camus εκδόθηκε το 1951. Εξήντα τρία χρόνια μετά, διατηρεί ζωντανό τον σφυγμό του. Η κριτική που ασκεί ο Camus στις επαναστατικές επιλογές, που, αδιαφορώντας για την ποδηγέτηση της ελευθερίας του ανθρώπου, κατατείνουν στον ολοκληρωτισμό, είναι οξεία. Υπέρμαχος της ελ [...]

    20. In The Rebel, Albert Camus, the master of existentialism, analyzed the spirit of rebellion from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution. The Jacobins, rebelled against King and God and by making their principles divine, introduced the Reign of Terror. Nihilism went further and eliminated absolute principles and its rise during the second half of the nineteenth century created terrorists who renounced virtue and principles and who rebelled against reality and history by destroying them. F [...]

    21. I admit – when I first picked up The Rebel in this artful Penguin edition, I was picturing beatniks with berets and cigarettes contesting over existentialist espressos about the absurdity of man and the imperative to resist. Instead I found myself pounding through pages of difficult, beautifully-phrased polemic, never quite sure what was being argued for or against. It's not so much that Camus meanders as that he seems to take a very long, philosophical-historical route to reach the most obvio [...]

    22. You know those kinds of books which you read amid the din of everyday life and you eventually finish while the whole time you realize that so much has gone past, gone by, that you can only feel the whoosh of wisdom, ideas and reflections going right over your head?That's sort of how I feel about this book. It's the sort of feeling when you are reading more or less the way you usually do- a lot of attention here, too little attention there- and all the while you just know in your bones that you'r [...]

    23. صفحه به صفحه این کتاب باید خوند و عمیقا بهش فکر کرد.تو این کتاب کامو دیگه مثل قبلا یک داستان روایت نمیکنه،مقاله فلسفی هست در سه بخش عصیانگر متافیزیکی و تاریخی و هنر .تو این کتاب عصیان رو در مقابل نیست انگاری قرار میده و روح عصیانگری رو میبره تو قالب یک انقلابی یک هنرمند و مکتب ه [...]

    24. Ένα τέτοιο δοκίμιο δεν μπορεί να σχολιαστεί (θεωρώ) εδώ. Απαιτείται συζήτηση πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο. Το μόνο που μπορώ να πω, είναι ότι αξίζει να διαβαστεί. Έχει πάρα πολλά στοιχεία (άλλα με τα οποία θα ταυτιστεί κανείς και άλλα θα τα απορρίψει), τα οποία δίνουν τροφή για σκέψη και [...]

    25. Skip the 150 pages in the middle of the book. Just read the beginning and the end. The background and history is long-winded and irrelevant, but the takeaways are golden.Here's what I got from it:-The next great war is that between the artists and the conquerors. We don't know who will win, we just know that one of them will win.-The problem with conquerors is that they can destroy, but they can't create. The problem with artists is that they can create, but they can't destroy. The victor, or th [...]

    26. آزادی مطلق، عدالت را به سخره می گیرد. عدالت مطلق، آزادی را انکار می کند. برای اینکه بتوان به نتیجه رسید، این هر دو، باید محدودیت های خود را در بطن دیگری بیابند.فرد ممکن است این گونه بیاندیشد که دوره زمانی که در آن 70 میلیون انسان نابود شده، اسیر شده یا کشته شده اند، باید فورا و بی [...]

    27. ‎‫‏‬‬‬‬‬‬‬“If we believe in nothing, if nothing has any meaning and if we can affirm no values whatsoever, then everything is possible and nothing has any importance.”.Another AMAZING book!I can’t describe the happiness I experienced while reading this masterpiece. MINDBLOWING!When I read Camus, I feel that he knows exactly what he’s talking about. He doesn’t miss a thing. The reader starts with an essential question: Who is the rebel? And ends with an incredibly pe [...]

    28. On page 303 of Albert Camus's windy, long-form essay on the nature of rebellion, the failures of religion, Nihilism and Marxism, he approaches the point: "Man can master in himself everything that should be mastered. He should rectify in creation everything that can be rectified. And after he has done so, children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort man can only propose to diminish arithmetically the sufferings of the world. But the injustice and the su [...]

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