Albert Camus’s Innovative Reading in Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assocaite professor, Department of French language and Literature, Faculty of letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,


Albert Camus, a Nobel Prize winner in 1957, is one of the authors who has been considered by Iranian readers, writers and poets for many years. The great number of his translated works, recurring performances of his plays in Iranian theatres, numerous articles and theses written on his works, the notable attention he receives from the press and magazines, and so on, represent the good reception of Camus by the Iranian readership. By now, although many researches have been done on Albert Camus, none of these researches have been done on Camus's literary acceptance based on theory of reception, which is a subcategory of the French school theory of comparative literature. Thus, we have decided to study his acceptance in the literary society of Iran. We will define “innovative reading” as “reading that leads to influence” and by investigating Camus’ acceptance in Iran, answer the question whether this admission has been accompanied by an innovative reading of his works.


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