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An exhibition of works by French writer Albert Camus opened at the National Library of Uzbekistan
07.11.2018

The exhibit by French writer Albert Camus was inaugurated On November 7, 2018, at the "Kashfiyat" reading room of the National Library of Uzbekistan. The works was created by him in different years and under different circumstances, are included in the exhibition

Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913 in Algeria. Camus's childhood was very hard. In 1923 he entered the lyceum, where he was a capable student and was actively involved in sports. After the lyceum, the future writer entered the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Algiers. He had to work hard to be able to pay tuition. In 1936, the future writer received a master’s degree in philosophy.

Camus traveled to France to improve his health. His impressions of travel have been described in his first book, "The Reverse and the Face" (1937).

In 1936, the writer began to write his first novel, The Happy Death. This novel was published only in 1971. Camus very quickly gained a reputation as a major writer and intellectual. He was not only a writer, but also was an actor, playwright, director. In 1938, his second book was published - “Mirrage”. At this time, Camus was already living in France. During the Second World War, he had worked press service under the name “Battle”, which was published in Paris. The Stranger Story, and in 1942, a philosophical essay “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1942), “The Misunderstanding” (1944) and “Caligula” (1945) dramas, all about the meaning of human life, appeared in the world. The novel-and-fable episode " The Plague" (1947) about the opposition movement has also brought the literature and philosophy closer together. He is the author of a series of stories such as "The Rebel" (1951), "The Renegade" (1956), "Exile and the Kingdom" (1957) and "Swedish Speech" (1958). He was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his great contribution to literature, highlighting the value of human conscience". The story "The Stranger" and the novel "The Plague" were translated into Uzbek by Ahmad Agzam in 1995.

Visitors of the exhibition, library users familiarized themselves with books telling about the work of the great French writer and philosopher Albert Camus and his collection of his books in the Uzbek and Russian languages.

                                                                                                                                                                               Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan