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The Plague [PDF] The Plague | by ✓ Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert - The Plague, The Plague A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror of survival and resilience and of the ways in which humankind confronts death The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel eloquently understated an

  • Title: The Plague
  • Author: Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert
  • ISBN: 9780679720218
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] The Plague | by ✓ Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert, [PDF] The Plague | by ✓ Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert, The Plague, Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert, The Plague A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror of survival and resilience and of the ways in which humankind confronts death The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel eloquently understated and epic in scope and a parable of ageless moral resonance profoundly relevant to our times In Oran a coastal town in North Africa the plague begins as a series of portentsA gripping tale. [PDF] The Plague | by ✓ Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert - The Plague, The Plague A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror of survival and resilience and of the ways in which humankind confronts death The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel eloquently understated an

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  1. Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

  2. Ah, death it s always there, isn t it It is a terrible fate, doomed upon us all, that could take place at any time, in millions of different ways The Jews who witnessed the holocaust are aware of this The people of Haiti know this The mother who lost her only child in a car accident is aware of this Most individuals and groups of individuals spend their days fighting the fact of death, lying to themselves, using clever ways to avoid its ever present reality Looking death in its cold, indiscrimin [...]

  3. Albert Camus The Plague is a laugh RIOT Just kidding, it is about the bubonic plague, really not very funny at all However, it is a modern masterpiece of allegory, symbolism and imagery The surface story is about plague in the early 1940s visiting the Algerian coastal city of Oran While Camus tells a complete tale of disease, fear, despair, compassion and selfless heroism the story of lasting significance is told between the lines with insightful observations and thought provoking dissertations [...]

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  5. If you lived in an ordinary community quite unexpectedly facing an existential stress test, what would you do How would you deal with the situation, and which character traits of yours would all of a sudden come to the surface How would you treat your friends, neighbours and fellow citizens What would you do to change the situation These questions have been haunting me ever since I first read La Peste in school, over two decades ago I have reread it since then, with the same fascination, and wit [...]

  6. I read The Plague right after reading Swann s Way Of course it wasn t a deliberate move But as I moved on, I realized that reading of The Plague had rendered something quite remarkable in the way I realized and appreciated both works Both works embody a reality Swann s Way speaks of the reality that is long gone by and one wish to remember and cherish, whereas, The Plague makes one acutely aware of the bleakness of actual reality when imposed through an epidemic such as plague This book speaks [...]

  7. Ah, si fuera un temblor de tierra Una buena sacudida y no se habla m s del caso Se cuentan los muertos y los vivos y asunto concluido Mientras que esta porquer a de peste Hasta los que no la tienen parecen llevarla en el coraz n.Muchos coincidir n conmigo de que La Peste es una de las mejores novelas que se han escrito en el siglo XX El nivel de realismo alcanzado por Albert Camus es sorprendente y para ello se vale de muchos recursos, todos ellos efectivos y en ning n caso utilizado como golpe [...]

  8. This was as much an existentialist tract as it was a book about the descent of a town into plague, the gradient of the decline increasing exponentially until they reach the pit There it is death and smoke and groans and every bit the imagined hell of those with a religious consciousness.But the plague has no relationship to religion The innocent die as much as the guilty Shady people are sly by night, criminals escape justice, the great and the good die in their beds, the plague is the great equ [...]

  9. Somehow Camus brings humanism, optimism and the role of love to a depressing story of bubonic plaque in 1940 s Oran, Algeria First all the rats die and then we go from there After much bureaucratic bungling and delays, the city is cut off from the outside world by quarantine A lot of the focus of the story is on those separated by chance from loved ones for several months There is intrigue as some plot to escape the town But mainly a dreary perseverance and indifference takes over many in the ci [...]

  10. This book has been one of the most influential in my life Camus uses the premise of a town infected by the plague and quarantined from the rest of the world to explore some of the great philosophical questions I find his exploration of religion very astute that God is either not able to prevent evil and is thus not omnipotent or that God is all powerful and thus condones evil Either option to Camus is a God not worthy of worship Many people read The Stranger and think Camus is a pessimist, that [...]

  11. 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 the town s collective mood This device struck me as an improvement on the Soviet worker novels of the day 1947 The prose is not pumped up to triumphalist proportions There must be a scholar somewhere who s addresses this I ll have to search LC Neither is there an idealized superman worker, but portrait [...]

  12. Treeless, glamourless, soulless, the town of Oran ends by seeming restful and, after a while, you go complacently to sleep there The Plague is set in Oran, a city in Algeria that experiences a breakout of the Bubonic plague, and is soon placed under quarantine We witness the changes among this community as they are cut off from the outside world they experience all manners of emotions from hysteria, despondency, avarice, uncertainty,self reflection and fear The Plague is definitely a depressing [...]

  13. April 194, The Plague settles in Algeria in the city of Oran, everyday mortal cases multiply Yet the prefecture is slow to make the declaration of the state of the plague because it does not want to worry public opinion But after a few weeks, in the face of the emergency, the prefect ordered the city gates to be closed.Oran is isolated, separated and cut off from the rest of the world, the inhabitants become prisoners of The Plague , the city resembles a condemned to death The epidemic progresse [...]

  14. When rats.rge grotesque rats begin dying everywhere across the coastal town of Oran in Northern Africa, an uneasy, but unheeded feeling among the townspeople gradually becomes reality with questions turning to fear and subsequent fever causing widespread panic.As quarantines and sudden isolation from the outside world become a fact of life, our mild mannered and selfless protagonist, Dr Bernard Rieux maintains his cool despite exhaustion and the pestilence surrounding his long daysE PLAGUE is a [...]

  15. Humankind is always been haunted by the idea of oblivion, the mere thought of being forgotten, the inkling of being swiped out of the face of earth, from memory, from hearts of those who were held close, strikes us down like an old rotten sapling, that didn t see the good days of opulence, nor was given the sun enough, so couldn t grow to become a tree Death seems to be a farfetched long talked idea, an unpleasant episode others went through and never happened to us, an equivocal dot of a though [...]

  16. I read this book into the night, a stubborn reader determined to torture herself with the despondency that lurks throughout this novel I tuned into the feeling that exudes a person s futile attempt to escape and I could feel the helplessness of the characters in each breath I inhaled, in the overwhelming elucidation of exile spread across each page I was reminded a bit of Saramago s Death at Intervals, except that I preferred the flow of this one.Thus, in a middle course between these heights an [...]

  17. 559 La Peste The Plague, Albert CamusThe Plague French La Peste is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace The Plague is considered an existentialist classic despite Camus objection to the label Th [...]

  18. The Plague Resistance and Activism for This or Any Time I have no idea what s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends For the moment I know this there are sick people and they need curing CamusI first read The Plague, the second in the trilogy with The Stranger, and The Fall, when I was eighteen I had just read The Stranger Note, this is not that kind of trilogy you can read each of them independently from each other they don t have any intersecting characters It was 1971, and I was [...]

  19. But, you know, I feel fellowship with the defeated than with saints Heroism and sanctity don t really appeal to me, I imagine What interests me is being a man.InThe plague Camus creates a metaphorical image of the world wrestling with evil, whose symbol is the title plague, devastating Oran in 194 year author deliberately does not specify the exact year, presented events may have occurred in every time It could be war Or earthquake Or serious illness Or famine It could be somehing we re gratefu [...]

  20. Life is brief Camus knew this and had the fact proved first hand when he was smooshed in a car accident at the relatively young age of 46 Death is coming people and nothing can stop it But the question is, do you ignore this fact and live in a kind of blissful fluffy world where it seems nothing can go wrong Or do you pre emptively stick your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye Some have argued that Camus should have stuck to journalism, being a politically aware bad ass and philoso [...]

  21. The second paragraph contains spoilers, I d steer clear of it if you haven t read the novel The Plague is a depressing novel about the bubonic plague Well, that s the main gist of it, but it s mostly about how the people dealt with such unexpected horror At first I was painfully stricken at how lifeless and boring the characters are, but the last chapter changed my perception of the novel They are lifeless because the narrator is speaking based on his observations He can t account for what the o [...]

  22. It comes to this, Tarrou said almost casually What interests me is learning how to become a saint But you don t believe in God Exactly Can one be a saint without God that s the problem, in fact the only problem, I m up against today The Plague marks a significant change in Camus view of ethics, and life itself, from The Stranger Probably his best novel.In The Thought and Art of Albert Camus, Thomas Hanna writesThe plague is evil and sin is giving in to this evil Tarrou, in speaking for Camus, is [...]

  23. Albert Camus s The Plague is simply brilliant Read a long time ago, I hope to revisit it one day 5 stars Highly recommended

  24. 1913 2013 A hundred years of Albert Camus, a writerd to state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence that there are things to admire in men than to despise.Yes, Nazism influenced the writing of this story, Camus was living through it and resisting it, in his way but it is not about it This novel, published after The Myth of Sisyphus and written during the sometimes hostile response to the book, begins what became to be known as Camus Cycle of Revolt along with The Rebel and the play [...]