The Rebel

by Albert Camus | Romance | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by nuttyreader of Wichita Falls, Texas USA on 5/9/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Friday, May 09, 2008
Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
This is a very good old 1951 copy paperback in very good condition. I know it was republished in 1992.
It is not my type of book so it is one I will not read.
I do not want to wild release it as it is not the sort a lot of people would like to read.
Review I found for it -
The rebel undoubtedly demands a certain degree of freedom for himself; but in no case, if he is consistent, does he demand the right to destroy the existence and the freedom of others. He humiliates no one. The freedom he claims, he claims for all; the freedom he refuses, he forbids everyone to enjoy. He is not only the slave against the master, but also man against the world of master and slave. Therefore, thanks to rebellion, there is something more in history than the relation between mastery and servitude. Unlimited power is not the only law. It is in the name of another value that the rebel affirms the impossibility of total freedom while be claims for himself the relative freedom necessary to recognize this impossibility.
The Rebel
Albert Camus
One of Camus' primary arguments in The Rebel is that the urge for revolt stems from an urge for justice, or, to be more accurate, a rejection of then-accepted norms of justice, as these lead to a feeling of dissatisfaction in an individual subjected to them.

Another theme is the idea that once a revolution is successful, it can become more tyrannical than the original government, as the pursuit of a utopia is a pursuit that often justifies anything, even atrocities, to those who pursue it (e.g. the French Revolution), and that, further, this process is an irresistible one once a rebellion makes the successful transition into a larger-scale (and necessarily better-organized) revolution. Camus also argues that it is the rejection of religion and the idea of divinity that leads to utopian, materialist, political philosophies such as communism, in part as a way to replace traditional divinely-justified moralities with pragmatically-based ones, although he does not present this as a defense of religious sentiment. Faced with a divorce of reality and ideal along secular lines, the rebel attempts to unify the two, often using a variety of Hegel's concept of the utopia at the end of history.

A third is that of crime, as Camus discusses its role in the rebellious nature, as well as defenses of crime that have been presented by such natures through various historical epochs. At the end of this book Camus exposes the superiority of the ethics and political plan of anarchism.

Journal Entry 2 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Monday, March 23, 2009
This book goes in Trekwoman's "Inclement Weather" bookbox for a vist to another crosser.

Journal Entry 3 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Friday, June 12, 2009
This is how Camus makes me feel:

I've tried to read him a couple of times, but the results are always a disaster. Oh well.

This book enjoyed a brief stop in San Jose, California before continuing its travels in Trekwoman's 'Inclement Weather' Bookbox!

Journal Entry 4 by trekwoman from -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on Monday, June 22, 2009
Camus! It's CAMUS!

:: stops shrieking and jumping up and down ::

Okay, see, I read something else of his and loved it and decided he was really cool.. and then I wanted to read lots of his books and this is.. yippie!!!


Released 10 yrs ago (7/2/2009 UTC) at Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases



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Journal Entry 6 by bet80 from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Thank you for thinking of me on my birthday. How GENEROUS! It was a great day.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, October 29, 2010
given to me by bet80. I will not read it but release it sometime to another BCer

Released 2 yrs ago (1/30/2017 UTC) at ——- by hand, post, controlled release——- in Cape Coral, Florida USA


Enjoy! KTM book that I am adding to the "R" title bookring by Iwillrejoice. Trust it fines a reader.

Released 2 yrs ago (2/24/2017 UTC) at ~ Iwillrejoice's ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Received this as a part of IwillRejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter R (Link). I won't be keeping this book, so it will travel on to the next participant, BookLovinMama.

☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺

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Journal Entry 10 by BookLovinMama at Arnold, Missouri USA on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Book received: I received this as a part of iwillrejoice's ABC Bookring – Books Beginning with the Letter R. I will be keeping this book and am looking forward to reading it.

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