Sunday, 3 May 2020

Writing in the time of The Plague

He would often go to join Rieux in one of the hospitals, where he would ask for a table in some office or ward. He settled down there with his papers as though he was sitting at his table in the Hotel de Ville, in air thick with the smell of disinfectant and of the disease itself, would shake his papers to dry the ink on them. 

Albert Camus, The Plague, first published in 1947.