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Ebook La peste by Albert Camus read! Book Title: La peste
Edition: Sur
Date of issue: 1965
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The author of the book: Albert Camus
Language: English
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"La peste" es y será por mucho tiempo la novela más importante que se haya escrito en Francia después de la segunda gran guerra. El contenido moral de esta novela, en vez de ser desarrollado en forma teórica, se manifiesta intuido de golpe en un símbolo: una epidemia de peste en la ciudad de Orán representa una era de tortura y de muerte en el mundo. Y está de más decir que el fondo y la forma de la novela se corresponden. Las bellezas y efectos literarios describen admirablemente la atmósfera de la ciudad acosada por la peste y el denuedo de los hombres que juegan su vida para salvarla de virus tan atroz. El libro afecta la forma de un relato que se ciñe a los hechos de un momento dado; sin embargo, prevalece en él el recuerdo de un universo existente antes y después de tales hechos, un universo corpóreo, tan sustancioso de realidad como los mejores de las grandes novelas antiguas. El símbolo es de un esplendor poético deslumbrante. Y Albert Camus, en las voces de alerta que llenan las últimas páginas, nos dice que su "crónica no puede ser el relato de la victoria definitiva (el bacilo de la peste no desaparece jamás)", sino el testimonio de lo que fue necesario hacer y que deberán seguir haciendo —contra el terror y su arma infatigable— los hombres que luchan de todas las maneras posibles con la muerte en todas sus formas posibles, y que están llenos, poseídos hasta la última gota de su sangre, por la idea fija de salvar al género humano.

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Ebook La peste read Online! 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" Révolte 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'Étranger (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.


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