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Author QuotedAlbert Camus
Title QuotedPeste
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/06/05
Imprint[Paris] : Gallimard. [1947]
QuotationAll the way in and back I was listening to the news from Israel and Egypt, and is was just lik 1939 all over again... At a point like this, you realize that no one can really say what is about to happen, but that the evil we refuse to recognize in ourselves is once again coming out into the open where it cannot be ignored, and where its effects will be felt. A sense of real pestilence: I think that describes it best. The thought comes easy, as I am working on a commentary of Camus' The Plague.
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 322-23
Letter toJames Laughlin
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