By Christine Margerrison
This is often the 1st significant research of Camus's prose fiction to discover the constructing presentation of girls, from the author's earliest writings to his final, unfinished novel. keeping off the conventional relegation of this topic to an emotional or deepest sphere, it lines Camus's highbrow improvement which will show the centrality of this topic to Camus's paintings as an entire. If the Absurd, developed over the physique of the "real" girl, liberates the author to stick to a "true course" of literary production, the upcoming lack of his Algerian fatherland impells a go back to "all that he had no longer been unfastened to choose", the binds of blood. those conflictual and unresolved ties are right here investigated, along side the presentation of legendary girl figures expressing Camus's darkest fears, partially voiced in different writings, touching on that "other" Algeria for which he may by no means struggle. Exploring complicated interconnections among sexuality, "race" and colonialism, this quantity is pertinent to all who're attracted to the writings of Camus, quite these looking appropriate new methods of impending his paintings.