Albert Camus was a French-Algerian journalist, author, and philosopher. He was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi. It’s a small village near the seaport city of Bonê (present-day Annaba) in the northeast region of French Algeria. He was the second child of his family, his father was a military veteran, and her mother, Catherine Helene (Sintes) Camus, was a house-keeper and part-time factory worker. After the outbreak of WWI, when Camus was less than a year old, his father was recalled to military service and, on October 11, 1914, died of shrapnel wounds suffered at the first battle of the Marne. After that, Camus, his mother, and his older brother moved to Algiers where they lived with his maternal uncle and grandmother in her cramped second-floor apartment in the working-class district of Belcourt. It was a short and brief biography of Albert Camus’s childhood.
Albert Camus’s Literary Profession
The first publication of Camus was Revolte dans les Asturies in May 1936. This concerned a revolt by Spanish miners brutally suppressed by the Spanish government. Also in May 1937, he wrote his first book L’Envers et l’Endroit.
His plays are the least-admired part of his literary output. meanwhile, Two of his most enduring contributions to the theatre may well be his stage adaptations of William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun (Requiem pour une nonne;1956) and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (Les Possédés; 1959).
During the war, Camus joined the French Resistance cell Combat, which published an underground newspaper with the same name.
Albert Camus’s Short Stories
Exile and the Kingdom (L’exil et le royaume) (collection, 1957), containing the following short stories: “The Adulterous Woman” (La Femme adultère) “The Renegade or a Confused Spirit” (Le Renégat ou un esprit confus) “The Silent Men” (Les Muets) “The Guest” (L’Hôte) “Jonas or the Artist at Work” (Jonas ou l’artiste au travail) “The Growing Stone” (La Pierre qui pousse).