Camus’ La Peste: More than just an allegory for our time in lock down?
23rd April 2020
Please read the above. This is an intriguing evaluation of Camus’ salutary view of society just post world war II. I would urge all students of religion, philosophy and ethics to read this, the work itself and then reflect upon the pandemic that we are living through. Some of you may feel uncomfortable with what the books says to us as a society but this article encourages us to reflect on the work of Camus and shines a light on the way that we deal with others and ourselves, the living and the dead and indeed the whole issue of our fragile mortality and fragile society. (I would also recommend that you listen to Nick Cave’s album No More Shall We Part as you read!!!)