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Article published on 18 October 2003
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1913 Born in Algeria.

1914 Father drafted into WWI and killed in France.

1930 Finishes early schooling, majoring in philosophy with a goal to teach.

1934 Marries Simone Hié

1936 DivorcesSimone Hié

1935-1938 Runs the "Théâtre de l’Equipe".

1938 Becomes a journalist.

1939 Volunteersfor service in WWII, but is rejected due to illness.

1940 Remarries. Writes an essay on the state of Muslims in Algeria. This causes him to lose his job and move to Paris.

1941 Joins the French Resistance against the Nazis and becomes an editor of Combat, an underground newspaper.

1941 Writes the novel L’Étranger (The Stranger); meets Jean Paul Sartre.

1942 Writes the play Caligula.

1942 Writes the essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus).

1946 Writes the novel La Peste (The Plague)

1947 Writes the play Les Justes (The Just Assassins)

1947 Dissatisfied with editorial board of Combat he leaves the paper.

1951 Writes the book L’Homme Revolte (The Rebel)

1951 Writes the shorts stories in L’Exil et le Royaume (Exile and the Kingdom)

1956 Writes the novel La Chûte (The Fall)

1957 Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1960 Jan. 4 dies in a car accident on the road to Paris.


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