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Albert Camus is one of the most renowned authors in the twentieth century With works such as Caligula The Stranger Nuptials and The Plague he has impacted the world of literature to a great extent This great success was not just given to him on a silver platter however He endured many hardships and was plagued with great illness in his short life Camus is a great role model and idol for us all Camus was born into poverty on November 2 1913 in Mondovi Algeria a former French colony in Africa His mother Catherine Sintes was a cleaning woman and his father Lucien Camus was a farmhand Only a few months old Albert lost his father in the horrors of World War I in 1914 After the loss of his father him his brother and his mother moved in to his grandmothers three-bedroom apartment with his two uncles The only way Albert escaped from this harsh reality was on the beaches of Algiers At the age of fourteen Camus was diagnosed with the first stages of tuberculosis This disease plagued him for the rest of his life At age seventeen Albert moved in with his uncle by marriage Gustave Acault who provided Albert with a better environment as well as an actual father figure After enduring the hardships of his childhood Camus began writing at age seventeen Camus wrote many influential works and gained much success starting at age seventeen when he decided to strive to become a writer Alberts first literary experience was gained as a member of the North African Literary Group By 1932 he was writing articles for the magazine entitled Sud Albert entered the University of Algiers on scholarships in this same year As an art critic he wrote articles for the newspaper Alger-Etudiant in 1934 In the same year he married Simon Hie who was wealthy but was plagued with a drug addiction This marriage only lasted for about
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