La peste

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Perma-Bound Books, 1948 - Literary Collections - 278 pages
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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

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Camus is the most lyrical prose writer. - weRead
I reject that premise. - Goodreads
Amazing...visuals you will never forget - weRead
The surface plot isn't what I would call riveting. - Goodreads
i loved this- page turner and imaginative read - weRead
The prose is not pumped up to triumphalist proportions. - Goodreads

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User Review  - William - Goodreads

Second reading. This is an essential book. If there's a canon, The Plague belongs in it. A few things interested me this time through. Mostly the narrator's penchant, most effective, for writing about ... Read full review

Review: The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays (Everyman's Library)

User Review  - Raymond Thomas - Goodreads

I'm at a bit of loss on how to discuss Camus, but I shall address his stories in the order that they appear. There are many parts of The Plague that hold great promise for an interesting novel and ... Read full review

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About the author (1948)

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He spent the early years of his life in North Africa, where he worked at various jobs--in a weather bureau, in an automobile supply firm, in a shipping company--to help pay for his courses at the University of Algiers. He went on to become a journalist, and from 1935 to 1938 he ran the Theatre de l'Equipe, a theatrical company that produced plays by Malraux, Gide, Synge, Dostoyevsky, and others. During World War II he was one of the leading writers of the French Resistance and editor of Combat, then an important underground newspaper. His fiction, including "The Stranger," "The Plague," "The Fall," and "Exile and the Kingdom"; his philosophical essays, "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Rebel"; and his plays have assured his preeminent position in modern letters. In 1957 Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.
Carol Cosman has translated works by Balzac and Simone de Beauvoir from the French as well as JeanPaul Sartre's biography of Flaubert.

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