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Book Discussion: The First Man by Albert Camus
Book Discussion: The First Man by Albert Camus

Tue, Jul 16



Book Discussion: The First Man by Albert Camus

Fascinating and honest, The First Man illustrates the story of a boy who lived a childhood plagued by poverty and a father's death, but saved by the beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his mother.

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Waynesboro, 150 Race Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA

About the Event

Drop in book discussion group. Only rule is we discuss the book! Let us know if you need a copy of the book.

Our July 16th, 2024 discussion is on “The First Man” by Albert Camus

About the book:

Albert Camus's unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of a car accident in 1960 after his death. More than 30 years later the contents were published, and it became an instant bestseller in 1994. The book follows Jacques Cormery, the "first man", whose poverty-stricken childhood in Algiers is made bearable by his love for his silent and illiterate mother, and by the teacher who transforms his view of the world. The most autobiographical of Camus's novels, it gives profound insights into his life, and the powerful themes underlying his work.

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