The First Man
The First Man is an unfinished autobiographical novel that was begun by Albert Camus. It was first published in 1994 in France by Editions Gallimard, then in the U.K. in 1995 by Hamish Hamilton.
The First Man is an autobiographical novel written by French-Algerian author Albert Camus, who passed away in 1960 at the age of 46 before finishing the novel. The book's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"For Jacques Cormery, a journey to his native Algiers brings a wave of memories that forces him to confront his past. He recalls his poverty-stricken, fatherless childhood, running wild with other soccer mad boys under the hot African sun. And he remembers the inspiring teacher who gave him a love for learning that took him out of one life and introduced him to another filled with books. Now a grown man living in France, Jacques must ask himself: where does he belong. Which side of the Mediterranean should he call home?
Discovered unfinished after Camus's death, The First Man is his most autobiographical novel - a rich evocation of place that gives profound insights into his life and work."
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