The Myth of Sisyphus, a lively introduction to the absurd (Part 1)

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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.

There is probably no better introductory sentence than the above. The Myth of Sisyphus, a philosophical essay by Albert Camus, is published in 1942 with the English translation arriving about a decade later.  I had tried to make this reading several times in past, the first being when I was still in high school. Yet I always failed for I was too young to understand at the beginning and too frightened to find out the answer later on, even when I had read a great deal of literature by the same author. Time has come though for a man to face his fear and read each page like drinking sip after sip a bitter cup of tea which appeared to slay…

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