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It serves and, by serving, becomes a slave.

If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. Camus’ views on art and creative undergoing’s revolve around using art as a means to free your fellow man, not just for one’s personal own justice. Camus is a very talented writer I adore The Stranger so this was really well written.

Because he was honest. What artist would dare to claim that he was equal to such a ceaseless task?

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Albert Camus is the only Existentialist I can bear. But we writers of the twentieth century shall never again be alone.

But his call to Create within a darkness is inspiring. What determined the fall of European civilisation and the ascent of barbaric dictatorships was the lack of respect for intelligence and intellectuals, who had been conveniently used ablert a scapegoat – or an enemy – by most governments.

They’re essays whose messages could probably ultimately be boiled down to single aphoristic sentences, but they’re so nicely phrased you’ll be happy they weren’t. Camus reminds us that this is because we look for good and evil see also Nietzscherather than to understand.

Comprised of 3 speeches given by Camus in the s: A collection of essays and talks. But such melancholy in no way changes reality. Once more, he tries to delineate the artist, their art and where they sit in society. It is said that Nietzsche after the break with Lou Salomein a period of complete solitude, crushed and uplifted at the same time by the perspective of the huge work he had to carry on without any help, used to walk at night on the mountains overlooking the gulf of Genoa and light great bonfires of leaves and branches which he would watch as they burned.


I shall say instead that the attitudes I have been describing are lies only insofar as they have but little relation to art. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care Albert Camus was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. For about a century we have been living in a society that is not even the society of money gold can arouse carnal passions but that of the abstract symbols of money.

Which is totally understandable, but I believe it’s impossible to be an artist and NOT commenting on the world or on one’s world. Art that perhaps once aimed at a more broadly consensual reality is now often quite fractured by aiming at what particular groups have to say and value.

Let us not look for the door, and the way out, anywhere but in the wall against which we are living. A few days before reading this, a co-writer came to me, despondent. He must first of all answer the question he has put to himself: An Oriental wise man always used to ask the divinity in his prayers to be so kind as to spare him from living in an interesting era.

The contradiction is rather beautiful. The suffering of mankind is such a vast subject that it seems no one could touch it unless he was like Keats so sensitive, it is said, that he could have touched pain itself with his hands. But, cut off from his society, he will create nothing but formal or abstract works, thrilling as experiences but devoid of the fecundity we associate with true art, which is called upon to unite.

This was due to the complexity of the story but also vocabulary problems I encountered, because the writing is rather sophisticated. She is occasionally paraded publicly on Sunday, to prove that one is virtuous and not a dirty dog. Is that what is happening in academia?


Create Dangerously by Albert Camus

But no work of genius has ever been based on hatred and contempt. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This was an interesting read. To ask other readers questions about Create Dangerouslyplease sign up.

In other words, the true object of socialistic realism is precisely what has no reality yet. The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus, expounds Camus’s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with “the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement – and a conscious dissatisfaction”.

Preview — Create Dangerously by Albert Camus. His novel Baghdad Blues and Ammunition: In this way a few works charm a few individuals crfate many coarse inventions corrupt many others. If it blindly rejects that society, if the artist makes up his mind to take refuge in his dream, art will express nothing but a negation.

That questioning of art by the artist has many reasons, and the loftiest need be considered. I A few days before reading this, a co-writer came to me, despondent. In this regard, we are all realistic and no one is.

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So it was interesting but nothing that I found groundbreaking in any way. The artist constantly lives in such a state of ambiguity, incapable of negating the real and yet eternally bound to question it in its eternally unfinished aspects. Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and this is its whole secret.