Albert Camus: L'Exil et le royaume [Exile and the Kingdom] (2460 words)


Context and relevance

Albert Camus’s collection of short stories, titled Exile and the Kingdom, is more relevant today than ever. These stories were written sixty-two years ago, but they tackle essential existential issues regarding most modern societies today. The alienation people feel in an age of advanced technology, globalization, and the slow disappearance of spirituality, finds resonance in Camus’s work as a whole, and particularly in this collection of stories.

The two words in the title, “exile” and “kingdom”, which must be read in their existentialist meaning, carry the entire substance of the six stories forming the book. “Exile”, in …

Citation: Nabil, Boudraa. "L'Exil et le royaume". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 January 2017 [, accessed 17 April 2021.]

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