Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky is a literary biographer and historian of France. He is Professor of Humanities at the Honors College, University of Houston, and the author of many books, including A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning and Boswell’s Enlightenment. Zaretsky is the history editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books, a regular columnist for The Forward, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Foreign Policy.

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Cover: Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the EnlightenmentCatherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the EnlightenmentZaretsky, RobertHARDCOVER02/18/2019$27.95
Cover: A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for MeaningA Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for MeaningZaretsky, RobertPAPERBACK11/21/2016$21.00
Cover: Boswell’s EnlightenmentBoswell’s EnlightenmentZaretsky, RobertHARDCOVER03/23/2015$41.00
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