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Author Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.

Title The first man / by Albert Camus ; translated from the French by David Hapgood
Edition First Vintage International edition
Published New York : Knopf, 1995


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 MELB  840.912 C2115 A6/P3H  RE-ORDER
Description viii, 325 pages ; 19 cm
Summary "The First Man is a radiant, deeply moving novel of childhood. Camus intended it as the opening book of a projected epic - his War and Peace - but in its storytelling magic and its evocative power, it has a satisfying completeness on its own, covering, as it does, the years of Camus's childhood in Algeria. As he recaptures memories of growing up fatherless with a deaf-mute mother and an illiterate, tyrannical grandmother, Camus renders the poverty of a working-class neighborhood transcended by all the sensuous pleasures that nourish this boy's young life
Throughout there is the undercurrent of a frustrating search for a father and the awareness of the escalating tension between Algeria and France. But with the miraculous intervention of a wise schoolteacher, the future suddenly opens up
Notes Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1995
Translation of : Premier homme
Subject Children -- Fiction.
Fatherless families -- Fiction.
Children -- Fiction.
Algeria -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Hapgood, David.
LC no. 95002668
ISBN 0679439374
Other Titles Premier homme. English