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Camus' Hellenic Sources

Camus' Hellenic Sources

176 pp., 6 x 9, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9119-3
    Published: January 1972

North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies

Paul Archambault explores the evolution of Camus' attitude toward Hellenism and Christianity as seen through his writing. The author considers problems as disparate as Camus' use and misuse of Aeschylus and the Presocratics, his ambivalent appraisal of Socrates, the "Plotinian" nature of his aesthetics, his identification of Christianity with Augustinian theology, and the Gnostic resonance of his characteristic ideas.