An American observer comments on French politics.
Gopnik must have been *very* charming, then.
Thanks for sharing your paper, Art. Very interesting
This is a superb essay on Camus. The way you use the utopian vision articulated in Noces to illuminate not only Camus's later works but the place he occupies, or could occupy, in contemporary culture is nothing short of brilliant. It is surprising, as you say, that no one seems to have connected this aspect of Camus with Taine. –Your evocation of the love of the world as Camus expresses it in his early works also reminds me of Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, in which Robinson Crusoe experiences a similar but more literal erotic union with the earth.
Thank you very much for sharing your paper, which I found very interesting.I am sure you know, but it might be interesting to tell your readers, that the French of Algeria, at least before the war of 1954-62, called themselves "Algerians". They were French too, in the sense that people can be Bretons and French.
Thanks very much for your paper. Quite a bit of interesting material about both Camus and the Algerian war. It's an emerging area of interest for me and, obviously, has a lot of relevance to any number of issues in France today.Did any of the others post their papers?
Not that I know of, but some, including a slightly expanded version of my paper, will appear in a forthcoming issue of the South Central Journal.
Art,I will look forward to reading it and the others, too. Can you please make an announcement when that issue is available (and perhaps how to buy it)?
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