Create Dangerously: The Power and Responsibility of the Artist (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Create Dangerously: The Power and Responsibility of the Artist By Albert Camus, Sandra Smith (Translated by) Cover Image
By Albert Camus, Sandra Smith (Translated by)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Sep 21 11:04pm

Staff Reviews

A pre-internet understanding of where we're headed, if not already are, with the exponentially increasing philosophy of Profit is the Prophet. By any means necessary. The lust for power can't be canceled.

— From Frieda


A call to arms for artists, in particular those who came from an immigrant background, like he did. • “To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing.”

In 1957, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Albert Camus gave a speech entitled "Create Dangerously."  Camus understood the necessity of those making art as a part of civil society. A bold cry for artistic freedom and responsibility, his words today remain as timely as ever. In this new translation, Camus's message, available as a stand-alone little book for the first time, will resonate with a new generation of writers and artists.

About the Author

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger—now one of the most widely read novels of this century—in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984897381
ISBN-10: 1984897381
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
Pages: 64
Language: English