Oliver Jordan (Köln)
light and shadow
Albert Camus-a writer who questioned the fundaments of modern life? In his important essay "The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt" from the year 1951 he challenged those on the right and left who steer world events from their armchairs, and who in their good or evil intentions forget the ancient Greek rule of life: nature, simple living, and love and affection between human beings. Ultimately it was his Greek "sunny thinking" that enabled him to triumph over the ingenuity of Sartre, a much more educated and brilliant philosopher, and that won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957-and still (or now again) sparks the aspirations of many people.