This book club is for people who'd like to learn more about the world by reading non-fiction and having thought-provoking discussions.
Titles to span diverse subjects like politics, history, philosophy, science, biographies, and anything else we'd like to pursue.
We meet on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm at Nicola's Books. We'll be selecting new reads based on member suggestions and popular vote. When a poll is announced, go to the desktop version of the site where there is a menu bar near the top. Click on More and Select Polls.
We will be discussing, "The Rebel" by Albert Camus.
Overview from Wikipedia:
The Rebel (French: L'Homme révolté) is a 1951 book-length essay by Albert Camus, which treats both the metaphysical and the historical development of rebellion and revolution in societies, especially Western Europe. Camus relates writers and artists as diverse as Epicurus and Lucretius, the Marquis de Sade, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Stirner, André Breton, and others in an integrated, historical portrait of man in revolt. Examining both rebellion and revolt, which may be seen as the same phenomenon in personal and social frames, Camus examines several 'countercultural' figures and movements from the history of Western thought and art, noting the importance of each in the overall development of revolutionary thought and philosophy.