The book that explains our age

Published in 1947 and often described as the greatest European post-war novel, The Plague by Albert Camus is about a terrible disease. But it’s also about the deepest recesses of human nature. It offers a searingly brilliant insight into our current predicament. And this brand new video from The School of Life is a first-rate introduction.

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Activities

  1. Research Albert Camus and write a one-page biography of him.
  2. “What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” What do you think this sentence from The Plague means? What is Camus getting at? Try to explain on less than one side of paper.