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1913 Born in Mondovi, Algeria.
1914 Father drafted into WWI and killed in France Battle of the Marne.
1930 Finished early schooling majoring in philosophy with a goal to teach.
1934 Married Simone Hié
1936 Divorced Simone Hié
1935-1938 Ran the Theatre de l'Equipe.
1938 Became a journalist.
1939 Volunteered for service in WWII, but rejected due to illness.
1940 Remarried wrote an essay on the state of Muslims in Algeria causing him to lose his job and move to Paris.
1941 Joined the French Resistance against the Nazis and became an editor of Combat an underground newspaper.
1941 Writes the novel L'etranger (The Stranger) and 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 and 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 Chute (The Fall)
1957 Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1960 Jan. 4 dies in an auto accident on the road to Paris.

Ce qu'on fait n'est jamais compris mais seulement loué ou blâmé. Nietzsche, Gay Science

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