Albert Camus: The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursdays, September 19 – October 24

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed; call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Eugene Newman

This centennial year of Albert Camus is an ideal time to participate in the renewed interest in the author, who was an unflagging proponent of the courage of humane convictions in an absurd universe. We will read and discuss The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall, three iconic texts of European existentialism. Please read at least the first and last chapters of The Myth of Sisyphus for the first session.

Eugene Newman holds M.A.s in philosophy and literature, and has led Newberry seminars since 2001.

Materials List
Required:
Camus, Albert. The Myth of Sisyphus, tr. Justin O’Brien. Vintage, 1991. ISBN: 978-0679733737
Camus, Albert. The Stranger, tr. Matthew Ward. Vintage, 1988. ISBN: 978-0679720201
Camus, Albert. The Plague, tr. Stuart Gilbert. Vintage, 1991. ISBN: 978-0679720218
Camus, Albert. The Fall, tr. Justin O’Brien. Vintage, 1991. ISBN: 978-0679720225

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $200.