by Albert Camus. Translated by Justin O’Brien. 1 The schoolmaster was watching the two men climb toward him. One was on horseback, the other on foot. They had not yet tackled the abrupt rise leading to the schoolhouse built on the hillside. They were toiling onward, making slow progress in the snow, among the stones, […]

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Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus (Chapter Four) Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942; English translation 1955) The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment […]

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