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This book seems very convoluted. Am I just stupid?
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This book seems very convoluted. Am I just stupid?
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I didn't like the way it was written either. I couldn't finish it. Someone needs to give these authors length limits when they're trying to express like four ideas.
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camus a shit
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>>7685085
It's absurd to act as if the fact that "nothing matters" is somehow the only thing that matters.
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>>7685100
Where do you get 'nothing matters matters' from my post?
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The answer is yes, irrespective of whether the book is convoluted or not.
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Do you know what 'convoluted' means? What's convoluted. It has one of the most straightforward plots.
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>>7685085
this is the dumbest critique of absurdism i've seen posted here, and yet someone was moronic enough to screenshot it.

also, yes that book is horribly convoluted, it's not just you.
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>>7685085
When did any of his characters do anything like that
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>>7685503
Absurdism is the striving for impossible meaning. It is quite the same as trying to visit a movie theatre that does not exist.

>>7685517
You mistakenly seem to think The Stranger is being discussed, friend.
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>>7685479
>Plot.

Wtf are you even talking about
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>>7685559
>Absurdism is the striving for impossible meaning.

Isn't absurdism disregarding any type of search for meaning as you know, inherently absurd?
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>>7685559
Its more like not trying to visit a theatre that only shows Michael Snow films, and being ok with it
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>>7685044
I had problems with it too, but I got through it.
I suggest that you read only the Myth of Sisyphus, because it's basically the previous essays thrown together and rephrased simpler.
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>>7685479
>plots
lelel lelelel
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>>7685579
Yes, but then goes on to say you should search for it anyway.
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>>7685479
>he reads philosophical non-fiction essays for plot
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Wow you guys are losers. Are you reading philosophy for plot?! It's one of Camus better works & covers everything from Rimbaud, Dostoyevsky, Don Juan, Kafka. It's like the good version of that meme-book shit you autism keep trying to write.

>convoluted
literally the theme of the book is the journey not the destination.

Sometimes I read threads & I'm heartened that so many are reading so well. Not today. Plebs.
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>>7685044
Don't philosophical texts have to be convoluted?
Otherwise no one would think what you're saying is super smart and wise
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>>7685728
sufficient sophistication is required for detailing sophisticated notions, anon.
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>>7685728
You're not going to make it bro.
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>>7685044
You aren't stupid for not being able to instantly digest a complex essay
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>>7685071
>four ideas
one idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

here you go, summed up in 4 minutes. although you get the general idea in the first 40 seconds.
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>>7685751
the most reddit memery I've seen on /lit/ recently.
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>>7685071
>I didn't like the way it was written either. I couldn't finish it.
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>>7685780
why are you sad anon?
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>>7685762
It fits, Camus is reddit tier 'philosophy'.
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>>7685852
okay anon.
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>>7685852
What the fuck is even "reddit tier philosophy"?
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>>7685890
a fictional tier designed for smug arseholes to what a surprise, feel smug.
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>>7685910
I don't see how Camus fits that though
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Which is the best translation to read of this book?
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>>7685943
you'll have to ask someone else I'm afraid. I quite like Camus
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>>7685971

Anyone know how is the translation by Justin O'Brien (penguin edition) ?
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>>7686023
Same here
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>>7685971
>>7686066

Anyone?
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>>7685713
No. That's Camus' solution to the absurd, doesn't mean it's part of the theory. Read more.
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>>7686066
>>7686263
>penguin for Camus

They remove all references to Stirner from The Rebel for no apparent reason.

For that i'd automatically disregard them for any of his other books.
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>>7685971

Sexiest cover.
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>>7686271
How is Camus' solution not part of the theory? It's his own meme ideology.
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>>7686313
This, don't get Penguin, filthy censors.
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