As well as his philosophy, Albert Camus gave us, in his books, a wonderful reflection on the state of being human. Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd Abraham Sagi, Avi Sagi No preview available - 2002. The novel was developed to push you to confront your own failings and it does just that right from page one. This is further exemplified when he attends his mother’s funeral but refuses to cry. This book forces you to confront the baser elements of human nature and the inbuilt fragility. Camuss earliest published writing containing philosophical thinking, Nuptials, appeared in Algeria in 1938, and remain the basis of his later work. Albert Camus (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) was a French-Algerian writer, dramatist, and moralist. Limited-time offer. As the name suggests, the story revolves around an ex-lawyer as he confronts his own failings. The Plague (La Peste) by Albert Camus. "Albert Camus". As a novel, it is a standalone one for the simple fact that it is widely different from most of his other novels. This list showcases some of his best works to date.