A HAPPY DEATH ALBERT CAMUS PDF
A Happy Death, Albert Camus's previously unpublished first novel, written when he was in his early twenties, foreshadows. In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I, Albert. Turn data collection into an experience with Typeform. Create beautiful online forms, surveys, quizzes, and so much more. Try it for FREE.
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I was particularly dissatisfied with, even confused by, many weaknesses of transition.
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After killing Zagreus and going off to Prague and later Vienna, Mersault has a miserable time since he lives so poorly and in miserable dives. But why would he do so? He has a great fortune -- the money stolen from Zagreus -- and just a few short months later in Algeria he buys a glorious home overlook the sea and lives quite well.
The entire episode of Zagreus' murder is confusion. It seems Zagreus strongly suggested his own murder to Mersault and wants Patrice to have the happiness he cannot achieve.
Yet this is ambiguous. Is this a humanitarian act from which he dramatically benefits, or is this purely and simply a murder of greed? Again, the writing is not clear.
Patrice Mersault has intimate, though not always sexual, relationships with 5 different women. Yet all five are underdeveloped and unsatisfying characters. It's not at all clear what the later Mersault would have found at all interesting, attractive or amusing in the four women of the post murder phase.
All these problems lend credence to the view that this is an inferior novel. Nonetheless I found it to be philosophically fascinating.
Camus is deeply influenced by Frederich Nietzsche in this work. Patrice Mersault becomes convinced by Zagreus' arguments that one cannot find happiness unless one has money.
Sarocchi, in the afterword, points out that this was a consciously chosen theme by Camus in opposition to the notion that money cannot buy happiness.
But money alone can't do it. Money, on Zagreus' view, buys time and time is the precondition to happiness. Mersault himself thus embraces a will to happiness which seems clearly to grow out of Nietzsche's will to power. Camus is not talking about happiness as a particular achieved state.
The will to happiness is the willingness to embrace and accept one's world, no matter what; almost an aestheticism of one who is aloof and unattached to the world. I liked Camus' variation on the theme from Nietzsche since his will to power is too often understood in senses relative to war and violence.
On the other hand, Mersault's will to happiness is such a focused and limited aim. I guess I would prefer a third version -- a will to meaningfulness.
Camus continues his Nietzschean themes in being able to will the eternal recurrence as proof of one's sincerity or authenticity. Mersault tell Catherine: "You make the mistake of thinking you have to choose, that you have to do what you want, that there are conditions for happiness. What matters -- all that matter is -- is the will to happiness, a kind of enormous, ever-present consciousness.
Of course you can't know what this means.
Happiness, too, is a long patience. And in almost every case, we use up our lives making money, when we should be using our money to gain time.
Part 2, titled "Conscious death", follows Mersault's subsequent trip to Europe. Traveling by train from city to city, he is unable to find peace and decides to return to Algiers, to live in a house high above the sea with three young female friends.
Everybody here has only one goal: Yet Mersault needs solitude. He marries a pleasant woman named Lucienne whom he does not love, buys a house in a village by the sea, and moves in alone.
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The day split open down the middle, crushing the docks under the burden of its heat. Oh, it would be different if I was free!