A bold, timely argument for the responsibility of artists to challenge, provoke, and speak up for those who cannot, from the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher. In a new translation and available as a stand-alone little book for the first time. "To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing." In 1957, Albert Camus gave a speech entitled "Create Dangerously," which was, in effect, a call to arms for artists, in particular those who came from an immigrant background, like he did. Looking around at the legacy of the past, at a Europe emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, Camus understood the necessity of those making art in all forms as a part of civil society, and issued this cry for artistic freedom and responsibility. His words today remain as timely as ever, and in this new translation, Camus's message will resonate with a new generation of writers and artists who endeavor to create, who understand that "the time of irresponsible artists is over" and that "all greatness, after all, is rooted in risk."
by Albert Payson Terhune
by Albert Camus
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