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The Plague
The Plague | Albert Camus
The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine, each responding in their own way to the lethal bacillus: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame and a few, like Dr Rieux, resist the terror. An immediate triumph when it was published in 1947, Camus's novel is a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.
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LiterRohde
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“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.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 13: #Heaven

📷: Made with Typorama

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Sic_Corneille
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Mehso-so

Ornan and her inhabitants face an inimaginable disease. At first, no one to believe it, except the doctor Rieux, who knows it's the Plague.
There is a lot of themes addressed, including courage and humanity.
The writing is heavy, and some parts are just reflections and do not advance the story. But reading it was something I really wanted to do. I preferred "The Stranger".

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Ms_Gizmotronic
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This was fun! Thank you @EclecticReaders for the Bingo!

Most of these came from my childhood and adolescence - a mix of Road Dahl, Narnia and classic literature (Dracula, Frankenstein...I was a baby goth). But despite my slower reading rate these days I'm still pleased with how many I've done as an adult.

EclecticReaders That‘s fantastic!! 👏🏻 2mo
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Tamra
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“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” - Camus

What a gem of a statement. 👌🏾

Lcsmcat 😻 4mo
kspenmoll 😸 4mo
Cathythoughts What a statement is right. What a wise looking cat 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
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ahef1963
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The Plague is the best book I've stumbled across in my 55 years. I read Camus' The Stranger years ago and was bowled over by its quiet brilliance; The Plague was even better. The abhorrent and rapidly-spreading disease takes root in an Algerian city on the Mediterranean coast. The story has distinct imagery of Nazi concentration camps, and is as much allegory as novel. There is beauty in the tragedy, which is why the book has long endured.

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MLRio
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Accidentally treated myself for #BookLoversDay 📖

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Ladygodiva7
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Starting off really good!!

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Titania
The Plague | Albert Camus
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So excited for today's book mail! It's not in the Litsy book list yet, but as it's based on Camus' The Plague, that will do. Set in Vancouver, this new novel by Kevin Chong looks sooo good!

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PKARiF
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Mehso-so

#Evergreen book..goes with best existentialistic ideas

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GripLitGrl
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TK-421 I love this! I picked up this book at a library book sale but haven't read it yet. (edited) 1y
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Moray_Reads
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A powerfully introspective and personal allegory that muses on the nature of the human spirit and experience, the pain of isolation and the strength of endurance even when it is tired, unheroic and mundane. It also interrogates the painful legacy of Vichy collaboration and the Nazi occupation as well as undercutting the mythologised rhetoric that followed French Liberation. #readharderchallenge2018 Colonial or postcolonial literature.

Samplergal I read that in college? I must read it again. It doesn‘t sound vaguely familiar. Embarrassed 2y
Bry @Samplergal I had to check my goodreads account to remind myself that I read it in 2011 (and gave it 4 stars!)...but now I don‘t remember much about it. I hate when that happens. 😟 2y
Samplergal @Bry lol! Too funny! 2y
Moray_Reads @Bry @Samplergal I find that happens to me after just a few days! 🙄 1y
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thegenxmom
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"You see through the conflict most of us live with: we have a deep need for the human warmth that brings us together, but we can‘t surrender ourselves to it because of the distrust that makes us keep our distance."

#quote #quotes

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ju.ca.no
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@Bookworm-Bobbie As I have already decided on the new books, here is what my first #secretsantagoespostal box contained. I went with mainly christmasy gifts (tea, chocolate, matchsticks, candles, handwarmer and such) and chose four books (Titles in Comments)

I‘m sorry that the Post didn‘t manage to deliver, but I‘ve already found a few very nice things/books and am sure my new box will make up for the long wait😊😊

ju.ca.no The two books pictured here are
The Plague - Camus
Tom All-Alone‘s - Shepherd
And the two not pictured are
Slade House - Mitchell
Unspeakable - Rushton
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Bookworm-Bobbie Oh wow! I‘ve not read any of those, so good choices! Thank you 😁 2y
ju.ca.no @Bookworm-Bobbie hopefully you‘ll like the new books as well😅 2y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Shh. I know I'm not supposed to use electronics right before bed. You won't tell, will you? 😉 #polkadots #readingresolutions @Jess7

TommieMarie74 Tell what? 😳 We see nothing, we know nothing. 2y
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Nafee
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New Year starts with a great book!

Kimzey Happy New Year! 🎉 2y
Nafee @Kimzey Happy new year! 😁 2y
Lacythebookworm Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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niha923 Finally a Bangali I'm guessing (: Welcome to Litsy!! I'm a newcomer as well. 2y
Nafee Yeah! Absolutely, I am a Bangali :D @niha923 2y
niha923 @Nafee Woo that's great! 2y
Nafee @niha923 tahole to apnar sathe banglay kotha bola jay! :v 2y
niha923 @Nafee thik! you should make a diff thread tho :p 2y
DivaDiane Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
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2BR02B
La Peste: The Plague | Albert Camus
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#Death hangs over the residents of plague-ridden Oran like a malignant shadow. Trapped in a city of the dead and dying, they can only wait to succumb or survive.

#QuotsyNov17 @TK-421

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SubwayBookReview
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Yujin: "I'm from Korea and am reading the book in my mother language. I don't go to Korea often but got a chance to go this summer. I brought back 20 books by Sartre, Camus and other philosophers and thinkers. I love to hear about what was on their mind and see their thought process. Those are the writers I want to read in my native language. When I read I tend to whisper the words out loud. I like to taste the words."

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OrangeMooseReads
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Found this older edition also. It is also from the 60s or later, it mentions Camus's death in 1960 on the jacket. I think my favorite part of this one though is inside the jacket is a complete listing of the Modern Library offerings.

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smccallum
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Mehso-so

I found this book hard to read. It's dense and the plot moves very slowly but there are some gorgeous moments and ideas so I'm very torn thoughts wise. I can see myself coming back to this in a while for a slow second reading because I think that may be required but it was a very mixed experience

BookishMarginalia Hi, Sam! I sent you an email about #SummerSantaGoesPostal -- you can reply via email or just tag me. Thanks! 2y
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smccallum
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Up to part IV and it's been a very mixed read so far, some interesting characters but on the whole it's often rather dull, still, nearly there and it reads in a somewhat gothic style so hopefully stuff will start to move soon

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hlgreenfield
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Next up! ( As soon as I finish To the Lighthouse) I've been meaning to read some Camus for a while and the other day The Plague was mentioned in an essay I read and I was really intrigued so I ordered it yesterday! #bookmail

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smccallum
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Another rec from a friend, it's been a while since I've read Camus!

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Book_Gnome
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Opening lines: "The unusual events described in this chronicle occurred in 194-, at Oran.' #theplague #albertcamus #classicliterature #penguinclassics #dualcover #book #bookgnome #firstline #bookcover #bookish

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BooksForYears
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#MayBookFlowers Day 13 - Eyes on Covers

The eyes have it! 👀

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Conservio
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Controlled myself more this time at the library. The Plague is for my Medicine March. Autumn Princess is second in a series I just started.. Miss Dreamsville was a whim. #library #selfcontrol

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juliaamber
The Plague | Albert Camus
Mehso-so

Consistently slow read, yet enlightening on the ways through which humans confront death and continue to live through times of great peril.

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LauraKath
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Panpan

I was done with this book after I was unable to connect with the characters after 100 pgs in. I just wanted to know what happen to their city and their lives after the plague. Once I found out. I was extremely disappointed. I am so happy now that I get to move on to something better 😁😁😁

snacksinthestacks This is so cute!!! 😘 (I don't like Camus either 😕) 3y
LauraKath @snacksinthestacks is a new spot we found! I'll send you the address! 3y
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LauraKath
The Plague | Albert Camus

By attributing overimportance to praiseworhy actions one may, by implication, be paying indirect but potent homage to the worse side of human nature.

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LauraKath
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One grows out of pity when it's useless.

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LauraKath
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Spent the afternoon talking about books, disney and life with my disney soulmate and AMAZING culinary librarian @snacksinthestacks 💕💕
Currently looking for books for my #CupidGoesPostal match at the best bookstore! @strandbookstore

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jmtrivera
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I thought I'd have fun and go back in time for today's #SeasonsReadings2016. I lived in Ecuador in high school, and to help me improve my Spanish, my teacher had me read a Spanish translation of a French book. So there's a double #NotinEnglish for you all! @RealLifeReading

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Eugeniavb
La peste | Albert Camus
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So turns out Camus was kinda of a hottie...who knew?

JoeStalksBeck He's very James Dean looking. I did a paper on The Myth of Sisyphus in college and just fell in love with him 3y
Hobbinol Now that's a shoulder to hang on! 3y
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LauraKath
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So... this happened.

BeththeBookDragon Hahaha, that's awesome. I have my library card number memorized, but not my cc or driver's license number 3y
LauraKath @beththebookdragon Haha same with me!! Learning my SS took me so long too! But I've known my library card number since I was 15 😂😂😂 3y
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Ald
The Plague | Albert Camus
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Although this was about bubonic plague, it is an in-depth treatise on the human psyche when people are in forced confinement. Not a quick read, but food for thought for big city dwellers.

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Eugeniavb
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Pickpick

Wow, such a deep reflection on humans, what makes us tick, what keeps us going, what drives us to the edge, what makes us give up, what brings us closer together, what we celebrate, what matters, what we choose to believe in...just wow. Very deep book but written in a way that it's not overly complicated. I liked it very much, it just took me forever because I was determined to read it in its original french..which I managed to pull off! Yeah me!

Eyelit 👍👏 3y
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Eugeniavb
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A lot of faith and doubt talk in this book about a town ravaged by some sort of bubonic plague. Very interesting and well formulated but it doesn't really make me look forward to getting embroiled about it with my uber catholic mom in our book club next week.

tpixie Just sit and smile ( or frown) ! 3y
Eugeniavb Oh noooo, I can't hold myself in a good argument @tpixie 🙃 3y
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Eugeniavb
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"The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one calls vice or virtue, the most appalling vice being the ignorance that thinks it knows everything and which consequently authorizes itself to kill..."

JoeStalksBeck Love Camus! 3y
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Eugeniavb
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So I'm going SLOW. I have to often look up words in the dictionary and I need longish periods of reading time to get into it. It's not easy reading in a different language you don't completely dominate but it's actually the best way to improve in any language. I've read mostly English since I was a kid, and it made all the difference in the world. So here's to stepping outside of your comfort zone! 📚💪🏽

Readingrobin Impressive! 3y
Hobbinol You go girl! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I can't agree with you more. PLUS, if you don't use it, you lose it. (Trust me.) 3y
Lidia That's great! I'm also studying French and attempting to read my first book in this beautiful language. Bonne chance! 3y
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LauraKath
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LauraKath
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Pickpick

Started reading this book last night. It has been on my list for years... Three to be precise. 😬So far so good :)

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Eugeniavb
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🎉🎉🎉

bmsddk Congratulations!!! 🌞☄🎉 3y
JoeStalksBeck 🎉🎈🎊❤️️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Congrats! 🎉📚🎉 3y
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏾👊🏽🙌🏻 3y
James Congrats 🎉🎈🎊🍾 3y
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Eugeniavb
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"...they staggered in the light, collapsed and died, right next to people. At night, in corridors and side-streets, one could clearly hear the tiny squeaks as they expired. In the morning, on the outskirts of town, you would find them stretched out in the gutter with a little floret of blood on their pointed muzzles, some blown up and rotting, others stiff, with their whiskers still standing up." #happyhalloween #scaretober #yuck ???

Kathrin I almost bought that book at the library sale over the weekend, but I kind of didn't like The Stranger so I kept on moving. 3y
Eugeniavb @Kathrin I read The stranger when I was in school and don't remember much. This one starts out really well. We will see how it goes. 3y
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Eugeniavb
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"The curious events that are the subject of this chronicle took place in 194., in Oran. Everyone agreed, that considering their somewhat extraordinary character, they were out of place. For its ordinariness is what strikes one first about the town of Oran, which is merely a large French port on the Algerian coast, headquarters of the Prefect of the French department." #firstlines
(Another go at reading in French! Let's see how it goes!)

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callie
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This is one of my most favorite books. It's a story about how a town deals with an epidemic and it's insightful concerning human nature. #recommendday.

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jessicarenee
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The only fun thing about moving is being able to rearrange all the books on my bookshelf. 📚💜📖🙃

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Bookbeez
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I have a surprising lack of white spined books. My husband, on the other hand, has a ton. All are in French. #whitespines #augustphotochallenge

MrBook 😊👏🏻👍🏻 3y
AlienBritt Lol yes, as do I. Gotta love Folio for that! 3y
AlienBritt Their uniformity also makes them very easy to pack if you're ever moving. 3y
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LaurenSovarabia
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May not have bee the first "adult" book I read but the earliest I can remember. I read it at 13. My teacher noticed it on my desk and asked what I thought of it. I said it was "very dark". #funfriday (even though it's Saturday and this book is not fun at all)

rachelm I remember this being a world changing book for me too, but I didn't get into Camus until college! 3y
Heidi2 A singer/songwriter that I like very much (his name is Bobby Long) wrote a song that is one of my all time faves (called I Once Knew Her) which was inspired by that book. Camus is his fave author. That was the reason I read the book. And was glad I did. Remarkable piece of literature. 2y
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SusanInTiburon
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When a young person recommends a book, I pay attention: thus, The Plague. So perceptive and non-judgmental about the ways we resist and adapt to danger, separation, and powerlessness. Taking action is not heroic, he says, it's just that it would be unthinkable at the time not to do anything.

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