Today’s episode of the Australian Broadcasting Company radio show, The Philosopher’s Zone, is devoted to Albert Camus, who died 50 years ago. Alan Saunders, the show’s host, spoke with Edward Hughes (French, Queen Mary, University of London), who is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Albert Camus. Here is a brief description of the episode:
2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the French-Algerian novelist Albert Camus, who died in a car crash at the age of just 46. Author of The Outsider, The Myth of Sisyphus, and The Plague, Camus explored human attempts to find meaning in what for him was a meaningless universe. A person’s freedom rests upon a recognition of this ultimately ‘Absurd’ situation.