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Author: Albert Camus
ISBN: 0140188851
ISBN13: 978-0140188851
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (2001)
Pages: 272
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In The First Man Albert Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds, and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. The result is a moving journey through the lost landscape of youth that also discloses the wellspring of Camus' aesthetic powers and moral vision.
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THE FIRST MAN begins in 1913, as the Pied Noir and farm manager Henri Cormery arrives at his new job. With Henri is his parturient wife, who promptly delivers a son that the Cormerys name Jacques. Then, Henri, a solider in the reserves, is called to active duty in the French army and is killed in 1914 at the Battle of the Marne. Ostensibly, TFM is the story of the 40 year old Jacques as he returns to the village of his birth, as well as visits his surviving relatives in Algiers, and tries to gain a sense of his unknown father and his life. But Camus, in using this approach, also writes a brilliant coming-of-age novel that considers the poor in history and surely captures what Albert Camus himself experienced as he grew up in a working-poor family in Algiers.

In TFM, Jacques Cormery is unable to learn much about his father, who has been dead for forty years. At the most, Jacques is able to place his father within the context of the stoic original Pied Noirs, who were often political refuges of the 1848 French Revolution. Ultimately, Jacques attributes his father's anonymity to his life in the working-poor. "There was a mystery about that man, a mystery he had wanted to penetrate. But after all there was only the mystery of poverty that creates beings without names and without a past, that sends them into the vast throng of the nameless dead who made the world while they themselves were destroyed forever."

At the same time, the brilliant Jacques has total recall of his own impoverished boyhood, which he conveys in a narrative of wonderful vignettes and character sketches. Here, I open TFM at random to the chapter entitled "Lycée", where my marginalia includes such scene summations as: waking up early in a working class home; riding the trolley; peddlers in the arcade near the lycée; a schoolboy feud with a shopkeeper; and the fritter man. Anyway, you get the picture: All nuance in the life and character of Henri Cormery may be gone. But Jacques Cormery is able to recreate the world and personalities of his own impoverished boyhood. These will never disappear as long as there are readers for TFM.

This is a terrific novel and quasi memoir and it's HIGHLY recommended to those who have read and enjoyed "The Stranger".
BroWelm
I just finished reading The First Man for the second time, to once again be with the mother Camus loved and immortalized unforgettably. This time, however, it was the grandmother who came alive in a new way, domineering, frightening, but now with an integrity I had not seen so clearly. They live!
Daigrel
The world had to wait so long for this autobiography by Camus to be published. It was well worth the wait, and the book contains all the warmth and humanity attributed to the man himself. Camus was tragically killed in a car accident, and one can only mourn the loss of the riches the book would have contained, had Camus lived to complete it. Of all his books, I found this to be the most profound and the most moving.
Nten
This book, considered autobiographical and based on Camus' coming of age in colonial Algeria, was originally found as an unfinished manuscript with Camus' body in the car wreck that killed him in 1960. Perhaps because it was never completed, we are left with mostly vivid impressions as seen through episodes rather than a built-up sequence of events. Despite poverty at home the boy's talent is spotted and allowed to thrive at the elite lycée. What is striking about this book is the tranquility and naturalness of the Algerian landscape, offsetting an increasingly tense situation. There is the reality of fighting, of battles between the FLN and the French colonial interests, between the natives and the pied noirs which was not sustainable. The literature gives a personal dimension, showing that the reflexive love of the land you grew up on persists whether you are an Arab denied French citizenship for a century of rule, or a French national who calls Algeria home.
Vispel
The first part of this book is a great take on what is it like to live life poor ... not the kind of poor we see in NA these days, where there is at least the possibility of someday improving yourself, but the stolid, resolute poor that know this is their lot in life, for all their life, and what life becomes of that.

The second part is notes and small passages .. which seems interesting but is just too disjointed to follow and enjoy. It's a tragedy the way he died, and that he never finished this masterpiece.
Rleyistr
I'm still working my way through this...
Having read the Camus canon it took some mental adjustment to be open to what he writes here...I first read him when I was 17...now the numbers are reversed so I am different but I still value him and what he writes...very glad I got the book..
Kesalard
Not sure why, but i love reading Camus. Many of his books are a must read, this is one of them.
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