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Re-reading Camus’s The Plague in pandemic times

Sometime in the 1940s in the sleepy colonial city of Oran, in French occupied Algeria, there was an outbreak of plague. First rats died, then people. Within days, the entire city was quarantined: it was impossible to get out, and no one could get in. This is the fictional setting for Albert Camus’s second most famous novel, The Plague (1947). And yes, there are some similarities to our current situation with the coronavirus.  First, […] The post Re-reading Camus’s The Plague in pandemic times appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesHow G. E. M. Anscombe revolutionised 20th-century western philosophyWhy self-help won’t cure impostor syndromeA guide to parent self-care during the COVID-19 [More]

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