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Quote by Albert Camus: “The literal meaning of life is whatever you're ...”
“The literal meaning of life is whatever you're doing that prevents you from killing yourself.”
albert_camus  philosophy  quotation 
february 2017 by zethraeus
Anomie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A 'condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals'. It is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community e.g. if under unruly scenarios resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values."

"He believed that anomie is common when the surrounding society has undergone significant changes in its economic fortunes, whether for better or for worse and, more generally, when there is a significant discrepancy between the ideological theories and values commonly professed and what was actually achievable in everyday life."
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Faulheit ist eine Todsünde | FAZ
Von 1944 bis zum Beginn des Kalten Kriegs schrieb Albert Camus für «Combat», die Zeitung der Résistance. Jetzt liegen seine Artikel in deutscher Übersetzung vor. Es sind Meisterwerke.
Albert_Camus  Zweiter_Weltkrieg  Combat  FAZ 
june 2015 by Medienwoche Medienticker vom 26.01.2015
zitat des tages im perlentaucher.medienticker von heute:
Wenn die Welt klar wäre, gäbe es keine Kunst.

— Albert Camus
albert_camus  zitate  blogs  via:diplix  perlentaucher_de 
january 2015 by opakes Medienticker vom 26.01.2015
zitat des tages im perlentaucher.medienticker von heute:
Wenn die Welt klar wäre, gäbe es keine Kunst.

— Albert Camus
sl  albert_camus  zitate 
january 2015 by diplix
The Myth Of Sisyphus
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
essay  albert_camus  myths 
august 2013 by Sandbox.Magician
La rivalsa del Camus censurato
"Si tratta di un manifesto sulla libertà d'espressione del giornalismo in tempo di guerra scritto in reazione alla censura decretata in Francia con una legge del 27 agosto dello stesso anno; l'articolo proviene dagli archivi di Aix-en-Provence, dove si trovano tutti i testi censurati. Come è facile intuire e come spesso accade in questi casi, il brano risulta di estremo interesse e contiene molti spunti ancora attuali; per esempio, Camus sostiene che un giornalista in tempo di guerra dovrebbe fare appello a qualità come la lucidità di giudizio, l'ostinazione davanti agli ostacoli, il rifiuto della menzogna e, soprattutto, l'ironia."
censura  giornalismo  world_war_ii  albert_camus  francia  algeria 
march 2012 by tfrab
Selbst schuld
Herbstliche Animation, angelehnt an den Roman “Der Fall” von Albert Camus. Das Buch ist eine Art Lebensbeichte des Richters Jean-Baptiste Clamence. Und wie das nach dem Tod Gottes et al. und im Zeitalter der individuellen Freiheit halt so ist, scheint als Schuldige(r) in den ständigen Prozessen des Gewissens stets nur eine(r) übrig zu bleiben. (via)
Know_Happiness  Albert_Camus  from google
october 2011 by schmitz
Coping With A “February”
Insight from Martha
I am thinking of training a hamster to predict the weather in Phoenix, where I live. It will not be difficult; I will purchase two buttons – a red one that says “sunny” and a blue one that says “not sunny”. Then I will teach the hamster that the blue button does not exist. We’ll make millions!
For those of you who do not live in Phoenix, please accept my deepest sympathy. The first time I ever sought professional counseling, was during my freshman year in college. I told the psychiatrist at the student health services that I was weepy, despairing, and unwilling to get out of bed. He glanced at his watch and said, in a casual tone, “it’s February.” Apparently, every February, Massachusetts sees a mass rush to psychotherapy. It’s not the cold as much as it’s the darkness or maybe it’s the wetness. Or maybe it’s the wind – I remember being unable to carry my sketchbook to art class without being blown off course as if I was a ship in full sail. February in the northern hemisphere is hard on the body and the soul.
Albert Camus wrote, “in the midst of winter I finally learned that there is in me an invincible summer.” I believe this is true of every human being. In ancient cultures, there are distinct rituals for dealing with winter – both the winter of the earth and the winter of the soul. In our culture, we put on our microfleece, plug in fluorescent tubing, and pretend February isn’t happening or that it isn’t hard. I suggest we go back to the ways in which thousands of generations of humans learned to get through hard times. If you are having a February – and I mean a February – try these nearly universal ways of coping:
• Be still. When times are difficult, many of us think we should get up and get moving. Nothing could be further from the truth. Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth century mystic wrote, “I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart.” During the times we think we’re being “unproductive,” the seeds of new worlds are germinating within us, and they need peace to grow.  

•  Breathe. If only I had known during the worst times of my life how much conscious breathing can change our brains, I would have missed a lot less sleep, suffered a lot less physical pain, and avoided a lot of depression. Deep steady attentive breathing, as simple as it sounds, is a cornerstone of almost all mystical traditions. If you’re having a February, try ten minutes of lovingly observing the way your body breathes for you. Be grateful for the miracle. Gratitude for the breath takes the brain into gratitude for everything in life. After watching someone struggle with terminal lung cancer, I am literally conscious of almost every breath I take and that consciousness has warmed my heart a great deal this February.

•  Sleep as much as you can. Our bodies were designed to fall asleep when it gets dark. When we force them to stay awake during darkened hours it messes with our brain chemistry. In a place like Massachusetts during February, this means sleeping approx 23 hours and 45 minutes a day. Do you have a problem with that? Get over it.

•  Come see me in Phoenix. Visiting a sunny place even briefly can rejuvenate your entire system during February. Besides visiting a warmer climate, you can head toward the equator emotionally by watching a warmer climate on video, getting together with a silly friend, or reading a book by a warm and compassionate author. You must make time for such mini vacations!

If the weather in your home gets brutal, these suggestions might help until the sun makes its way back north. If the weather in your heart is the problem you may not have to wait as long. The moment we acknowledge the invincible summer within us, the light edges closer, and the temperature goes up ever so slightly. Keep tending that inner flame, and soon there will be enough light and heat to cheer not only you, but everyone around you. – at least that’s what this hamster tells me.
Uncategorized  Albert_Camus  February  Massachusetts  Meister_Eckhart  winter  from google
february 2011 by marymezzo
I do whatever Laura Miller tells me to do
To Laura Miller’s suggestion that I become a better reader by committing to a reading challenge, I signed up for Roof Beam Reader’s 2011 TBR Pile Challenge. The goal is to read twelve books from your ‘To Be Read’ pile over the twelve months of this year.

I’m not sure any of my twelve will necessarily land me that far astray of my comfort zone, as Miller suggests is the point of reading challenges (you’ll notice my list isn’t exactly exotic), but I will be excited to remove a dozen dusty tomes from my formidable TBR shelf.

My list:

The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Wallace Stegner
The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
Sophie’s Choice, William Styron
Not Wanted On The Voyage, Timothy Findley
Lost in the Funhouse, John Barth
Rock Springs, Richard Ford
State of Grace, Joy Williams
Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino
Skin, Roald Dahl
The Fall, Albert Camus
Ordinary People, Judith Guest (I swear to you, this has been on my TBR list since I was eleven.)
Sixty Stories, Donald Barthelme

I implore you to join me, imagined readers of my blog! I’ve already got my work cut out for me this month, so let’s put a February start date on this.

Okay, back to the book.
Reading_list  albert_camus  cosmicomics  donald_barthelme  italo_calvino  john_barth  joy_williams  judith_guest  laura_miller  lost_in_the_funhouse  not_wanted_on_the_voyage  ordinary_people  reading  richard_ford  roald_dahl  rock_springs  roof_beam_reader  sixty_stories  skin  sophie's_choice  state_of_grace  tbr  the_big_rock_candy_mountain  the_crying_of_lot_49  the_fall  thomas_pynchon  timothy_findley  wallace_stegner  william_styron  from google
january 2011 by lacurieuse
Hilo Hero: Albert Camus [Hilobrow]
An anarchist sympathizer, Camus renounced dehumanizing worldviews, whether fascist, socialist, or capitalist-triumphalist. Yet he remained a utopian thinker who, in 1947, around the time that he fell in with a dispersed Argonaut Folly (whose members included George Orwell, Hannah Arendt, and Simone Weil in absentia) eccentrically orbiting Dwight Macdonald’s magazine Politics, declared that “We must all of us create outside of parties and governments communities of thought which will inaugurate a dialogue across the boundaries of nations; the members of these communities should affirm through their lives and their words that this world must cease to be a world of policemen, of soldiers and of money, and become a world for man and woman, of fruitful work and reflective leisure.” Can I get an AMEN, somebody?
albert_camus  literature  profile  history  quotes 
november 2009 by cmillward

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