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La Peste Summary » E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ La Peste Author Albert Camus – В романе притче Чума в вымышленный автором город приходит страшная болезнь чума Но отцы города скрывая от луживает сходство ситуации в романе с трагическими событиями во Франции периода фашистской оккупации. 31920 As my village on the edge of a big city faces a shelter in injunction as Covid 19 steadily intensifies I thought of this book As I take my daily runswalks people are friendlier offering to help each other barriers feel at times as if they are breaking down in certain ways here and there and then when we went to the store there s the hoarding and some ugliness already and it's just really beginning hereThe 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”—Rieux in 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's kind of a thematic trilogy from the novelistphilosopher Camus a way of fictionalizing a set of ideas about the world It was 1971 and I was committed after years of anti war fervor and the civil rights and women’s and the slowth growth of the environmental movement to Doing Good in the world to be a healer and not—to the extent I was able—a hurter That Michael Jackson Paul McCartney I'm a lover not a fighter distinction So many of us at my small religious college made commitments to teaching to social work public health The following uote was a kind of simple banner for me a flag for me to wave if only in my own heartAll I maintain is that on this earth there are pestilences and there are victims and it's up to us so far as possible not to join forces with the pestilences”—Tarrou in CamusAnd this “After a short silence the doctor raised himself a little in his chair and asked if Tarrou had an idea of the path to follow for attaining peace'Yes' he replied 'The path of sympathy'—Camus So I initially read this in the context of late sixties and early seventies activism within my hope for playing a small part in changing the world But Camus also wrote this in his own context as it was published in 1948 written in the aftermath of WWII the Holocaust the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a kind of plague that stunned the planet where you had to make decisions about what side you were on and the choices were not always clear or easy The plague in one sense is ennui malaise passivity silence in the face of horror and as Camus makes clear we have to resist we have to act Set in Oran Algeria this novel chronicles a fictional plague that hits the town of 200k; they seal its borders and everyone has to figure out how to respond to it It’s like Kubler Ross’s five stages of grief; there is denial escapism rage terror grief despair all of it And several characters in the tale reveal different attitudes to the dying around them Selfishness the need to retreat into individual love and so on but there are some like Rieux and Tarrou who manage to commit to Doing Good in the face of death So The Plague in this book is both figurative and literal“But what does it mean the plague It's life that's all”—Tarrou But in the early going of this occasion of reading I was just a little annoyed at the Existentialist tract tone the This Is An Allegory On How One Must Live especially in the face of possible meaninglessness“Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day alone under the vast indifference of the sky”—Camus I reminded myself that the writer was an Existential philosopher who was also writing novels and I worried he might be succumbing to abstraction I compared it to The Brothers Karamazov which Fyodor Dostoevsky identified as a “cultural forum” on different perspectives on life and the search for meaning But this range of perspectives I saw gradually emerge as well in The Plague in an inspiring and even thrilling away through and within and against the inevitable march to widespread death We come to care about the individuals in Rieux's world His mother Tarrou Dr Cattrel Cottard RambertI was also reminded as I read of Cormac McCarthy’s dystopian novel The Road where facing the probable end of civilization a father remains true to his commitment to his son and to principles of right and goodness The Plague is also a dystopian novel where ethical uestions about how one acts in the worst of times are crucial And it’s not easy to be vigilant and committed to Doing Good in the face of greed and terrorism and devastation of various kinds“But what are a hundred million deaths When one has served in a war one hardly knows what a dead man is after a while And since a dead man has no substance unless one has actually seen him dead a hundred million corpses broadcast through history are no than a puff of smoke in the imagination”—CamusAnd that point seems so prescient as we now face compassion fatigue over the multiplying global crises of climate change pandemics endless wars including a burgeoning refugee crisis But in his own version of what we now face post WWII a time in which we one could argue narrowly averted the end of humankind Rieux keeps doing his work with the dying working to find a cure; he's not a hero not a saint just one man holding that proverbial candle in the wind rolling that boulder up the hill only to expect it to come down again“The language he used was that of a man who was sick and tired of the world he lived in—though he had much liking for his fellow men—and had resolved for his part to have no truck with injustice and compromises with the truth”—CamusAnd this inspiring paragraph “And it was in the midst of shouts rolling against the terrace wall in massive waves that waxed in volume and duration while cataracts of colored fire fell thicker through the darkness that Dr Rieux resolved to compile this chronicle so that he should not be one of those who hold their peace but should bear witness in favor of those plague stricken people; so that some memorial of the injustice and outrage done them might endure; and to state uite simply what we learn in time of pestilence that there are things to admire in men than to despise”—CamusAs in The Road the message is clear“A loveless world is a dead world”—CamusSo I also read this book in a contemporary context with all its turmoil and dangers Yet another plague year So I'm glad I read it re inspired for the moment; it might fade to face the worst to act in love when I can manage to resist passivity and bitterness and silence to be part of the commitment to healing movements with others to the very end I’m no saint that’s obvious but I’ll do what I can Though in occasional moments I also consider just saying What the hell let's forget about all that and have a drink Eat drink and be merry

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В романе притче Чума в вымышленный автором город приходит страшная болезнь чума Но отцы города скрыв?. 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 on philosophy and theology Camus uses the epidemic to explore relationships community and existence Critics have seen The Plague as an allegory on Germany’s occupation of France but I think it can also be read to represent man’s propensity towards chaos and evil while ultimately remaining good Scholars will point out that Camus is primarily identified as an atheist but his later writings revealed at least a sympathetic position towards religion While some of the poetry of his French is lost in translation his techniue comes across as sparse but eclectic and his characterization and imagery evokes comparisons of such far ranging stylists as Hemingway and DH Lawrence And Camus’ individuality shines through his excellent prose Here is not an anodyne essayist but rather a vibrant athlete and vocal member of the French resistance; Camus is a masterful but reluctant artist Camus the fighter is revealed in page after page That may be the central message conveyed that life is worth living and worth fighting for no matter the likelihood of victory or the seemingly overwhelming natural forces assailing us or even the result of the fight The enduring residents of Oran do not so much fight and prevail as they simply survive but Camus emphasizes that the act itself of fighting the performance of resisting the devastating force of nature makes them stronger makes them worthy of survival regardless of whether or not they do survive

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La Peste?я от людей правду делают всех жителей обреченными заложниками Любой предвзятый читатель легко обнар. 35 starsthat a loveless world is a dead world and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons of one’s work and of devotion to duty and all one craves for is a loved face the warmth and wonder of a loving heartWell this book about human resilience in the face of horrorsicknessplague was WORK for me I found myself having to read and re read sections as this book is not just a book but a social political philosophical commentary I found myself thinking huh what did the narrator just say What did he mean Plus there is the uestion about the identity of the narratorread to find outThe book begins as a plague is sweeping Oran a coastal town in North Africa First rats then humans begin dying and the town decides to uarantine the town by isolating it from the outside world Many of the characters are cut off from those they love The characters in this book range from Dr Rieux to vacationers and fugitives As the townspeople try to survive the book shows us their resilience their suffering their compassion their banning together and their thoughts on love and life Whew This was not a book I was able to dig into and power read It did take some time as the book is deep