The Plague

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A. A. Knopf, 1954 - Algeria - 278 pages
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"A gripping tale of 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 for our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes an omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion"--Backcover.

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

I found the stories good (The Plague, The Fall and the short stories). The Myth of Sisophus tough, and the Reflections on the Gillotine interesting. Read full review

THE PLAGUE

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By the Frenchman who, with Sartre, shares a leading position in European literature, this is a work of considerable significance and stature, distinguished by its clarity, its composure, and above all ... Read full review

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