Sunday, April 08, 2012

Remembering Albert Camus

Adam Gopnik is one of the abler essayists of our time. He has a special interest in Paris, where he lived for many years, and in this week's The New Yorker he writes an engaging and worthy tribute to Albert Camus. As a young man I was very much hung up on Camus and Sartre, to the extent that I set out to do graduate work in philosophy. My eye, of course, was on existentialism, which even today is the closest I can come to a coherent statement about Man's Fate (oops!--there's another French intellectual!). TNY, alas, does not make its contents available to non-subscribers, but you can get a preview of "Facing History" here. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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