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A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes a omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1947

A következő kiadói sorozatban jelent meg: Penguin Modern Classics Penguin angol

Penguin, New York, 2001
250 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780141185200
Penguin, UK, 1948
252 oldal · puhatáblás · Fordította: Stuart Gilbert

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Albert Camus: The Plague

Néhol kicsit lassabban haladós volt, mint szerettem volna, de összességében tetszett a könyv. Azért örülök, hogy nem a tavaszi karantén alatt olvastam, még úgy is, hogy noha érzékletesen írja le a járványt meg a bezártságot, de azért ez végső soron mégiscsak egy allegória Franciaország II. világháborús szerepéről. Camus az ellenállás egyik meghatározó alakja volt, úgyhogy valószínűleg sokszor tapasztalta az emberi megalkuvást, kétségbeesést, gyávaságot, de a segítő szándékot és áldozatvállalást is. És hát az a tanulság, hogy a hétköznapok hősei nem feltétlen olyanok amilyennek képzeljük őket.

Penguin, New York, 2001
250 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780141185200

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Oran, which is merely a large French port on the Algerian coast, headquarters of the prefect of a French department. The town itself, let us admit, is ugly.

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Oran
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There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise. […]
When a war breaks out, people say: “It’s too stupid; it can’t last long.” But though a war may well be “too stupid,” that doesn’t prevent its lasting.

Part One, Chapter 5

Lunemorte P>!

Rieux pulled himself together. There lay certitude; there, in the daily round. All the rest hung on mere threads and trivial contingencies; you couldn’t waste your time on it. The thing was to do your job as it should be done.

Part One, Chapter 5.

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The common lot of married couples. You get married, you go on loving a bit longer, you work. And you work so hard that it makes you forget to love. […] An overworked husband, poverty, the gradual loss of hope in a better future, silent evenings at home—what chance had any passion of surviving such conditions?

Part Two, Chapter 10

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On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn’t the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The soul of the murderer is blind; and there can be no true goodness nor true love without the utmost clearsightedness.

Part Two, Chapter 16

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I’d come to realize that all our troubles spring from our failure to use plain, clear-cut language. So I resolved always to speak—and to act—quite clearly, as this was the only way of setting myself on the right track.

Part Four, Chapter 25

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his task was no longer to cure but to diagnose. To detect, to see, to describe, to register, and then condemn—that was his present function.

Part Four, Chapter 19

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