The Myth of Sisyphus (Vintage International) (Paperback)
Every time I think I have a handle on human nature, my understanding is thwarted by the latest atrocity or random act of mercy. Good people suffer while cruel people are rewarded. A life driven by chance and chaos is the rule rather than the exception. And yet, I want it all to be clear. I want to be certain that there is meaning out there for me to discover. But when I urge the universe for an answer, I hear nothing. It's easy to spin this silence into nihilism, but this book proposes another path: the mind knows the world is meaningless, but the heart tugs us forward nonetheless. What happens when we follow the heart?— From Shannon D
Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide—the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly presents a crucial exposition of existentialist thought.