PDF/Ebook The Plague
E shelter in place orders conomic depression unemployment isolation separation from loved ones nor our helplessness in the face of random deathThe good news is we all have a choice We can ither succumb to plague sin and death or aspire to be saints or healers in the face of pandemic To choose to be a saint or healer can appear to be a battle against futility Despite not believing in God or the resurrection of Jesus Camus describes the 2nd two choices as noble although appearing futile Personally I m glad I believe in the resurrection Otherwise as a health care worker fighting a pandemic in NYC this battle would be futile and dark indeed Thank God for LightThe uestion is not whether you should read the book Read the book Read the Plague because you are already stuck in one and will have to make the choices described in the book ventually in your life COVID 19 will force you to choose whether you want to or notThe uestion is which choice shall you make Since doesn t give me an opportunity to comment on the problems with the Kindle version I have to do so here I received a sample which was fine so I bought. The people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth century literature The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death Fear isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into uarantine Each person responds in their own way to the le.
The Kindle version of The Plague is so horrible I suspect it was translated by a machine and never proofread by an English speaking humanThere are NO paragraph breaks for the Love for Imperfect Things entire book There are gross obvious translationrrors like her instead of his There are sentences like this about a woman who is ill and must go to the hospital she prepared herself for the fatigue of displacement Or a man who didn t seem to feel well He did not feel on his plateThis translation is not really ven readable This is a classic work but I strongly recommend buying one of the print versions A timeless triumph Camus presents the plague as a threat to human xistence but gives humanity three choices It is up to ach of us to make the right choice in the face of this disease The COVID 19 pandemic is a great time to make this choice as difficult as that choice may beCamus describes the plague not just the physical disease but as a constant battle within very man Modernity nor morality do not spare 21st century Americans from this plague No amount of vaccines functional democracies nor technology spare us the horrors of plagu. Its relevance lashes you across the face Stephen Metcalf The Los Angeles Times A redemptive book one that wills the reader to believe Language and Linguistics even in a time of despair Roger Lowenstein The Washington PostA haunting tale of human resilience and hope in the face of unrelieved horror Albert Camus' iconic novel about anpidemic ravaging.
The Kindle version However the Divertimento entire book in Kindle is different from the sample Forxample there are huge spaces between Love Is a Fairy Tale each paragraph and sentences that just break off so you have to read sentences vertically In short you have to keep changing pages because there is so little text onach page So beware the actual novel via Kindle is not the same as the sample I m reading this a second time about 60 years after my firstIt s a true classic and certainly relevant to the understanding of the social Promise at Dawn effects of pandemics and the balefulffects of religion on societyA great readand the plague in uestion was bubonic not coronavirus I have not read a Camus book since I read the Stranger over thirty years ago Thankfully I have decided to start reading his works once again and I doubt I could have picked a better one to start with than The Plague This book is a gripping tale that does not let up and has you gasping throughout It is a look at humanity at its darkest and most terrifying of times when death is at your footstep and its presence is verywhere An xtraordinary work of literature simply Bangkok Wakes to Rain extraordinary. Thal disease 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 The Plague is in part an allegory of France's suffering under the Nazi occupation and a timeless story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of humanxisten.