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.

1 comment:

  1. Started to re-read it but got trapped by my aversion to rats, now appearing in towns & cities where they more often than not slept deep sleeps.

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