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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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Addison_Reads
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I've owned this book since college and now having gone through the past two years I decided it was time to read it.

Camus truly captures the thoughts and fears associated with a pandemic. The way he handles the mortality issues surrounding the choices one makes when faced with uncertainty felt so accurate.

I also loved the ending, or I guess love isn't the appropriate term; I appreciated the reality of the ending.

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JoeMo
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I‘ve meant to read this again since the start of COVID, but I haven‘t gotten around to it yet. This is one I enjoyed in my mid-twenties, but which I think I would appreciate more now that it‘s been a couple decades.
#alphabetgame #letterp
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree! Thank you for playing!! 6mo
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Daisey
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I officially put this book on my TBR in 2020, but it still took a bit to get to it. I‘m honestly glad I read it at this point. Before Covid, I don‘t think I would have really appreciated it, and now I can compare the whole book to recent experience. I also want to research a bit more about its symbolism in relation to world events when it was written.

Photo: My view between fields along the Missouri River. #BooksOnTheFarm

#audiobook #1001books

Graywacke Love the photo. Camus - an author I want to get to. 8mo
Daisey @Graywacke Thanks! So many authors always on my list. I‘m doing some more listening about Camus today and I think it will give me an even better appreciation for his writing. 8mo
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Librarybelle An author I‘ve yet to read! 8mo
Suet624 Lovely photo. Congrats on getting to Camus. 8mo
Daisey @Suet624 Thanks! 8mo
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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Second reading ;) Very relevant read. Love the philosophical content of this book. With this book, Camus shows how much he knew about human nature. A classic, to read and reread!

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Therewillbebooks
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Just released our newest episode. Got a lot of stuff working in it's favor. We go down a couple rabbit holes, discuss the origins of the term rabbit holes, and pick a July book of the month from the pictured selection. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Cruvlz9EKptBLm2nXWeb4?si=sUO1D7aNSqa3a1vuOknOv...

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literateBee
La Peste: The Plague | Albert Camus

Frighteningly relevant these days.

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WarandWar
The Plague | Albert Camus
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Masterclass in writing, Camus is at his best and telling a tale that fits right in during COVID-19 lockdowns, though the message is ultimately not the happiest.

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vanexana
La peste | Albert Camus
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IO

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Pauline888888
La Peste: The Plague | Albert Camus
Panpan

Probably one of the books with the most negative vibes ever...
Probably one of the books with the most repulsive, yet vivid descriptions ever...
The narration was undeniably powerful, but I couldn't bear reading it.

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WellReadCatLady
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Didn‘t really think this through reading Plague at a hospital cafe. Oops.

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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This classic, first published in 1947, brings us in Oran, a city ravaged by the plague, and thus completely isolated.
It's a philosophical novel, beautifully written, with some very vibrant descriptions.
The character of the Dr. Rieux is central to the plot. He observes, he listens, he's never judging.
I really recommend this book!

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Emilymdxn
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Still mid reading slump but I like falling back on classics when things are hard! It‘s starting to feel a bit like spring in London - no idea how long that will last but it‘s nice for now

DieAReader 🥰Hugs on the reading slump. 🐌ishly coming out of mine. I hate slumps so much & I hope the fog clears for you & all of us bookworms/bookdragons🐉 soon🙏🏻 2y
Megabooks I was just wondering how you were. 💜 2y
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BookMaven9
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Who knew when I purchased this book in 2012, that I would be reading it during a true pandemic. It adds a whole other layer to the read. Camus was sheer genius and tapped into the human condition perfectly. It‘s like reading about 2020 instead of 1947. Brilliant book!

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KimM
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“Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world, yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.”

Albert Camus, The Plague

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tpixie
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Joining the fight to protect you & me! Received my first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 💉. Thanks to all the dedicated doctors & scientists who worked on developing this historical life-saving vaccine!
💉🦠🩺 🦠 🔬

slategreyskies Wow, that‘s great news! Take care of you!! 💕 2y
Deblovestoread I am so happy to see this! And thank you for the life saving work you do! 2y
tpixie @slategreyskies thanks, you too! So far we‘ve given about 250 injections in the last 2 days. We only have about 50 left in this batch. 2y
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katy4peas Wow! 💕 take care! 😘 2y
tpixie @Kdgordon88 thanks! I‘m not front line, but do get exposed to lots of patients... 2y
tpixie @katy4peas thanks! You too!! 2y
sebrittainclark So glad you were able to get a vaccine! 2y
MsMelissa Awesome!! I‘m not in any of the groups getting vaccinated here at the moment, but I‘ll be getting mine as soon as I‘m allowed ☺️ 2y
Hestapleton Yay!! Can‘t wait to get mine one day! 2y
Cathythoughts Well done ! This is so good to see ❤️ 2y
tpixie @sebrittainclark @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Hestapleton @Cathythoughts 💗 Hopefully we can slow/ stop COVID-19 ! 💉🦠💉 2y
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Reggie Yayy! I‘m so glad. 2y
Gissy I‘m glad for you!🤗I guess I‘m in the last group which according to our local plan, will be by next summer☺️One step at a time. I‘m glad that first responders are receiving the vaccine, the essential workers and our population at risk due to age or health condition. The rest, we can wait. I have family and friends on those mayor groups and I‘m happy they will receive the vaccine soon. 2y
CoffeeK8 Congrats! I‘m so happy for you! 2y
tpixie @Gissy at least as others get vaccinated, that will protect you also!! And maybe they will be able to figure out how to manufacture faster!!! 💗💗💗 2y
Jaimelire Awesome...stay safe! 2y
tpixie @Jaimelire thanks! You too! 😊 2y
Gissy That is completely true! 🤗 2y
tpixie @Gissy 😊 I hope your Christmas 🎄 is Merry! We will have my 4 grown kids and the 4 grandkids so we are blessed. I haven‘t seen my sister and her grown kids for one year, though 😞. Keep safe!! 💗 2y
kspenmoll So glad you got it!!! Enjoy your Christmas! 2y
tpixie @kspenmoll yes! Thanks! Merry Christmas 🎁 to you! 2y
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StephMC82
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Putting things into perspective this morning. Enjoying this #bookclub pick @Breanne1 !

Breanne1 I‘ve been nervous to start lol! 2y
StephMC82 Do it!!! It is interesting:) 2y
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Lcsmcat
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A little to close to reality, Albert. #plague #quotsynov20 @TK-421

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Definitely to close... 2y
SilversReviews Too close for sure. 2y
Soubhiville Ugh, yes. 2y
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GatheringBooks
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Nir2
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At that moment he knew what his mother was thinking, and that she loved him. But he knew, too, that to love someone means relatively little; or, rather, that love is never strong enough to find the words befitting it. Thus he and his mother would always love each other silently.

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GoneFishing
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...what we learn in the midst of plagues : there are more things to admire in men than to despise.

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GoneFishing
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The best protection against infection is a bottle of good wine.

Lcsmcat In that case, I‘m safe. 😂 3y
Powered_By_Plants @Lcsmcat 🤣🤣🤣 🥂 3y
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charl08
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Weirdly reminiscent of critics of Govt policy here...

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charl08
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One of the cafes had the brilliant idea of putting up a slogan; "The best protection against infection is a bottle of good wine"....

LapReader I‘m following that advice. 3y
charl08 @LapReader you're not alone! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage There‘s a lot of that going around! 3y
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charl08
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Yikes, they all said.

humouress This book is unintentionally funny, in today's context. 🤗 3y
charl08 @humouress I've read some of the reviews on LT (written before CV) one described it as dry and hard to read. Not right now, it's not! 3y
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charl08
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Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky....

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GDLeon
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Read The Plague in college and I was impressed—somehow intrigued with existentialism. Now, I‘m developing a deeper understanding of the abilities of Camus to capture the reality of human reaction when givens are taken away. Still, comparison is always relative.

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charl08
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And now for something completely different...

#Penguincollection #notOrange #NoPrizesforNamingtheArtist

Leftcoastzen Love the cover! 3y
readordierachel That cover! 3y
batsy Yup! Cover love ❤️ 3y
charl08 @Leftcoastzen @readordierachel @batsy something about the colour scheme screams 70s to me. 3y
Leftcoastzen I think it‘s a Picasso 3y
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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 #ReadAroundtheWorld #Algeria

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Camus has written my life in 2020 for me this was the right time to read this book can‘t believe how well he captures life under the rule of an epidemic 😷

Full review and quotes here www.thereadersroom.org

#BloomingLitsy bluebells in the woods

rockpools So lovely! Not sure I could read this at the mo, though... 3y
mirnass Albert Camus is our contemporary! 3y
Leftcoastzen Beautiful photo! 3y
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Twocougs
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Probably not the best time to read this...such emotions and depth. And Camus always adds in some philosophy to get the reader thinking. There‘s two scenes with Dr. Rieux that just gutted me. Wonderful read and might I recommend not to read it during a 🦠 pandemic.

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Nebklvr
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This was a very good story about a town and its citizenry held in isolation and fear of imminent death due to the plague. The characters were wonderful and the plot intense. Towards the end Camus got carried away philosophizing but overall it was quite good.

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CafeMom
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The story takes place in the fictional location of Oran, a coastal town in North Africa. We follow Dr. Bernard Rieux as the plague emerges, crests, and eventually slows then stops. Since I read this during the COVID-19 outbreak, I related to the similarities of the epidemics. #1001Books

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spinedestroyer
La Peste: The Plague | Albert Camus
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i was supposed to read this, but now that i‘ve obtained it i don‘t want to anymore

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CafeMom
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“Viewed from the angle, the attitude of some of our fellow citizens resembled that of the long queues one saw outside the food-shops.“

On part 4, 60% done with the book. My next ebook is available from the library, it is going to be a good day.

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CafeMom
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“No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and the emotions shared by all.“ Now with social distancing in effect through April 30th, we are all in this together. I just fear having to stand in line for grocery shopping for another month. My husband reminds me that folks stood in line for 50 cent loaf of bread in the depression. Touche, I will stop my whining.

Daisey I looked up this book through my library after seeing it mentioned for Reading1001 and the hold list is long! 3y
CafeMom @Daisey yes the book has surged in popularity. Wait time was long at my library too. I splurged and bought the book. Glad I did. For 1001 group you have all year to read it. 3y
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CafeMom
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“There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.“

Nothing like reading about an epidemic while your in one.

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emilyhaldi
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This week included far too much actual working-from-home (the nerve!), distractions 🦠, and almost no reading. Hoping I can rectify that this weekend 📚🙏🏻

Lcsmcat Are you sure you want to read the Camus right now? 😀 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been dying to read books about plagues and end of world. I‘m ridiculous. 😆 The Camus is good if I recall correctly. 3y
TheLibrarian Same! My reading this month has plummeted. 3y
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emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola you gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ like 10 years ago!! 3y
emilyhaldi @Lcsmcat I go back and forth from enjoying very much to feeling quite anxious 😂😅 3y
Librariana I'm gonna try to take advantage of 24in48 and get some reading done this weekend before returning to work on Monday. 3y
batsy I'd almost forgotten about the Szabo for #NYRBbookclub 😬 Thanks for the reminder 😆 3y
emilyhaldi Lol @batsy 😂😂 I was perusing the book on litsy earlier and saw that not many have posted about it thus far! So you might not be the only one... easy to forget with all of life‘s current distractions 🤪 3y
BarbaraBB @batsy @emilyhaldi Oops. You‘re right. March is almost over. It‘s about time to start it. Oh and I loved The Plague ten years ago too 😉 3y
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB lol, better get reading 😅 I got distracted with some other books this weekend so I MUST get started this week!! 3y
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eldiaquemeodies
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J'ai commencé à relire La Peste aujourd'hui. Je l'avais lu quand j'étais étudiante de français il y quelques années déjà. Ce bouquin ci je l'ai acheté à l'aéroport de Lisbonne, lors d'un voyage en famille. Maintenant que le virus Corona a explosé partout dans le monde, ja crois que c'est le moment approprié pour commencer la relecture.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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My Thoughts of Dog calendar is keeping me happy.

#KeepLitsyPositive
#plaguegoaway

LoverOfLearning HAHA how cute. 3y
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myrtillius
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and the emotions shared by all. Strongest of these emotions was the sense of exile and of deprivation, with all the crosscurrents of revolt and fear set up by these." #plague #camus

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PurpleTulipGirl
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So much of my time right now is being used figuring out how to deal with the plague (as I‘ve taken to calling it) at work. What I really want to be doing is reading, knitting, and planning my vacation for this year. We hope to take a Canada & New England cruise in October, which made me think about this dessert from my last cruise.

Be well. Find a way to embrace a slower life, if you must, and help someone else do the same.

#plaguegoaway

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emilyhaldi
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Supporting my local flower business and bookstore today (any excuse!) 🌼☠️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 💛 3y
Cinfhen Two best businesses I can think of 💛🌼💛 3y
Tamra Flowers - very good idea! 3y
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emilyhaldi What better time to fill the house with flowers! I plan on being home quite a bit in the coming weeks 🙃 🌷 @Tamra 3y
Jaimelire Beautiful photo! 3y
Bookzombie The Camus book seems spot on. 🙂 3y
diovival I love those! 3y
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 😍 3y
batsy Lovely photo! And that Cather book is next on the list in April for #catherbuddyread 🙂 3y
emilyhaldi Is it?! @batsy what a wonderful coincidence... It must be a sign that I'm to join in next month 🤗 3y
readordierachel Those flowers are gorgeous! 3y
Reviewsbylola The Plague 😂😂😂 3y
Graywacke @emilyhaldi just saw your comment above. I‘ll tag you in the planning post. 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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I did not read much this weekend, I‘ve been busy hoarding books ! There is a 2 day sale for charity that has been going on for over 60 years.People camp out .It opens at 8 , I show up and sit from 4:45 am on . 50 cents and up , I got some great stuff but this cover blew me away.

Suet624 I used to work for Burton Snowboards and every year people would start lining up at 2 am for a 9 am open for their tent sale. I never understood the desire. Now if it were books? Oh yeah. Nice job! 3y
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 I have heard of that sale.The reason I go early is they do count numbers entering the building.Fire Marshall rules . It is heartbreaking not to make the cut of the first group in , you can wait even longer and are missing out on some of the goodies. 3y
Suet624 So glad you made it in early! 3y
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LeahBergen I would be right there lining up with you! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Crazeedi Wow this sounds incredible, lucky you! 3y
cathipink That sounds so fun! Bet you found a lot of goodies 🙂 3y
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