L'Envers et L'endroit

Paris: Gallimard, (1958). Third overall and first Gallimard edition of Camus's first book, originally published in 1937. Original wrappers, paper browned but an excellent copy. Cloth case with leather label. Inscribed by Camus to the sociologist and editor Roger Caillois. Item #30104

The book contains five essays: "L'Ironie," "Entre oui et non," "La Mort dans l'âme," "Amour de vivre," and "L'Envers et l'endroit." Camus explains in the preface why he had declined for many years to allow the work to be reprinted. He remarks on the importance of this work, written in Algeria when he was twenty-two years old: "Pour moi, je sais que ma source est dans L'Envers et l'endroit, dans ce monde de pauvreté et de lumière où j'ai longtemps véçu et dont le souvenir me préserve encore des deux dangers contraires, qui menacent tout artiste, le ressentiment et la satisfaction"

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