Personal Writings (Penguin Modern Classics) (UK Edition)
'It was the discovery of the essays celebrating hischildhood and youth that altered my perception of Camus, from athinker to a writer whose intellectual lucidity was a product ofthe wealth - the sensual immediacy and clarity - that had beenheaped on his senses' Geoff DyerAlbert Camus was born in a 'world of poverty and sunshine' inAlgeria, which would infuse all of his work. This new collectionbrings together three volumes of Camus' most intimateautobiographical writings for the first time. The Wrong Sideand the Right Side, his first book, describes his family andhis early years in a working-class neighbourhood. Nuptialsrejoices in the sensuality of sun, landscape and sea, whileSummer ranges over the cities of Algiers and Oran, natureand identity. Lyrical and emotional, these pieces enrich ourunderstanding of Camus and his love of life.