The Plague

The Plague A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror Camus novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth century literatur

  • Title: The Plague
  • Author: Albert Camus Stuart Gilbert
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  • A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth century literature.

    Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Black Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated to million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe from to . The Plague Types, Causes Symptoms Healthline The plague is a life threatening condition that requires urgent care If caught and treated early, it s a treatable disease using antibiotics that are commonly available. Plague Plague CDC Plague is a disease that affects humans and other mammals It is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague Plague is infamous for killing millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Plague Video Directed by Hal Masonberg With James Van Der Beek, Ivana Milicevic, Brad Hunt, Joshua Close Ten years have passed since the world s children fell into a coma Tonight they re waking up and all hell is breaking loose An unholy battle between the generations The Plague Albert Camus When asked to list my top five novels, I included The Plague I had held that opinion about the book since I read it nearly forty years ago But would that still hold true if I read the book today SparkNotes The Plague From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Plague Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. The Black Death Bubonic Plague Middle Ages The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people Once people are infected, they infect others very rapidly Plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, which is how it gets its name. Plague disease Plague disease Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache Usually this begins one to seven days after exposure In the bubonic form there is also swelling of lymph nodes, while in Black Death Causes, Symptoms Impact HISTORY Jun , The Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid s The plague arrived in Europe in October , when The Black Death The Greatest Catastrophe Ever History Today Mar , In the plague history of Norway from the Black Death to the last outbreaks in , comprising over thirty waves of plague, there was never a winter epidemic of plague Plague is very different from airborne contagious diseases, which are spread directly between people by droplets these thrive in cold weather.

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      Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

    126 thoughts on “The Plague”

    1. Ah, death; it's always there, isn't it? It is a terrible fate, doomed upon us all, that could take place at any time, in millions of different ways. The Jews who witnessed the holocaust are aware of this. The people of Haiti know this. The mother who lost her only child in a car accident is aware of this. Most individuals (and groups of individuals) spend their days fighting the fact of death, lying to themselves, using clever ways to avoid its ever-present reality. Looking death in its cold, in [...]


    2. Albert Camus’ The Plague is a laugh RIOT! Just kidding, it is about the bubonic plague, really not very funny at all. However, it is a modern masterpiece of allegory, symbolism and imagery. The surface story is about plague in the early 1940s visiting the Algerian coastal city of Oran. While Camus tells a complete tale of disease, fear, despair, compassion and selfless heroism; the story of lasting significance is told between the lines with insightful observations and thought provoking disser [...]


    3. - أرأيت يا دكتور ؟ إنّها تخرج قالت الزوجة :- نعم ، لقد التقط جارنا ثلاثة منها .ثم أخذ العجوز يفرك يديه و هو يقول : -إنّها تخرج ، ويعثرون عليها في كل صندوق من صناديق القمامة المنزلية . إنّه الجوع !قال الدكتور :- أمر غريب بالفعل !!صرخ العجوز :- إنّــــها الكارثــــة ! hebergeur dimageمقدمة لا ج [...]


    4. If you lived in an ordinary community quite unexpectedly facing an existential stress test, what would you do? How would you deal with the situation, and which character traits of yours would all of a sudden come to the surface? How would you treat your friends, neighbours and fellow citizens? What would you do to change the situation? These questions have been haunting me ever since I first read “La Peste” in school, over two decades ago. I have reread it since then, with the same fascinati [...]


    5. I read “The Plague” right after reading “Swann’s Way”. Of course it wasn’t a deliberate move. But as I moved on, I realized that reading of ‘The Plague’ had rendered something quite remarkable in the way I realized and appreciated both works. Both works embody a reality. ‘Swann’s Way’ speaks of the reality that is long gone by and one wish to remember and cherish, whereas, ‘The Plague’ makes one more acutely aware of the bleakness of actual reality when imposed through [...]


    6. “¡Ah, si fuera un temblor de tierra! Una buena sacudida y no se habla más del caso… Se cuentan los muertos y los vivos y asunto concluido. ¡Mientras que esta porquería de peste! Hasta los que no la tienen parecen llevarla en el corazón”.Muchos coincidirán conmigo de que La Peste es una de las mejores novelas que se han escrito en el siglo XX. El nivel de realismo alcanzado por Albert Camus es sorprendente y para ello se vale de muchos recursos, todos ellos efectivos y en ningún caso [...]


    7. This was as much an existentialist tract as it was a book about the descent of a town into plague, the gradient of the decline increasing exponentially until they reach the pit. There it is death and smoke and groans and every bit the imagined hell of those with a religious consciousness.But the plague has no relationship to religion. The innocent die as much as the guilty. Shady people are sly by night, criminals escape justice, the great and the good die in their beds, the plague is the great [...]


    8. Somehow Camus brings humanism, optimism and the role of love to a depressing story of bubonic plaque in 1940’s Oran, Algeria. First all the rats die and then we go from there. After much bureaucratic bungling and delays, the city is cut off from the outside world by quarantine. A lot of the focus of the story is on those separated by chance from loved ones for several months. There is intrigue as some plot to escape the town. But mainly a dreary perseverance and indifference takes over many in [...]


    9. This book has been one of the most influential in my life. Camus uses the premise of a town infected by the plague and quarantined from the rest of the world to explore some of the great philosophical questions. I find his exploration of religion very astute--that God is either not able to prevent evil and is thus not omnipotent or that God is all powerful and thus condones evil. Either option to Camus is a God not worthy of worship. Many people read The Stranger and think Camus is a pessimist, [...]


    10. Second reading. This is an essential book. If there's a canon, The Plague belongs in it. A few things interested me this time through. Mostly the narrator's penchant, most effective, for writing about the town's collective mood. This device struck me as an improvement on the Soviet worker novels of the day (1947). The prose is not pumped up to triumphalist proportions. (There must be a scholar somewhere who's addresses this. I'll have to search LC.) Neither is there an idealized superman worker, [...]


    11. ألبير كامي__الطـــاعــون__لن يقتنع الآخرون بحججك، بإخلاصك، بحقيقة معاناتك إلا بموتكــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــالحقيقة كالضوء، تعمي الكذب كالشفق الجميل الذي يسحر كل موجودــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــأحب الحياة- هذه هي نقطة ضعفيأحبها بشكل كبير لدرجة أني غي [...]


    12. Humankind is always been haunted by the idea of oblivion, the mere thought of being forgotten, the inkling of being swiped out of the face of earth, from memory, from hearts of those who were held close, strikes us down like an old rotten sapling, that didn’t see the good days of opulence, nor was given the sun enough, so couldn’t grow to become a tree. Death seems to be a farfetched long-talked idea, an unpleasant episode others went through and never happened to us, an equivocal dot of a t [...]


    13. "Treeless, glamourless, soulless, the town of Oran ends by seeming restful and, after a while, you go complacently to sleep there." The Plague is set in Oran, a city in Algeria that experiences a breakout of the Bubonic plague, and is soon placed under quarantine. We witness the changes among this community as they are cut off from the outside world; they experience all manners of emotions from hysteria, despondency, avarice, uncertainty,self-reflection and fear. The Plague is definitely a depre [...]


    14. April 194, The Plague settles in Algeria in the city of Oran, everyday mortal cases multiply. Yet the prefecture is slow to make the declaration of "the state of the plague" because it does not want to worry public opinion. But after a few weeks, in the face of the emergency, the prefect ordered the city gates to be closed.Oran is isolated, separated and cut off from the rest of the world, the inhabitants become "prisoners of The Plague", the city resembles a condemned to death. The epidemic pro [...]


    15. When rats.rge grotesque rats begin dying everywhere across the coastal town of Oran in Northern Africa, an uneasy, but unheeded feeling among the townspeople gradually becomes reality with questions turning to fear and subsequent fever causing widespread panic.As quarantines and sudden isolation from the outside world become a fact of life, our mild-mannered and selfless protagonist, Dr. Bernard Rieux maintains his cool despite exhaustion and the pestilence surrounding his long daysE PLAGUE is a [...]


    16. I read this book into the night, a stubborn reader determined to torture herself with the despondency that lurks throughout this novel. I tuned into the feeling that exudes a person's futile attempt to escape and I could feel the helplessness of the characters in each breath I inhaled, in the overwhelming elucidation of exile spread across each page. I was reminded a bit of Saramago's Death at Intervals, except that I preferred the flow of this one.Thus, in a middle course between these heights [...]


    17. طاعون, شاهکاری که فقط به دست آلبر کامو میتوانست خلق شود. داستانی ساده با ساختاری پیچیده آنجا که از خط اول تا لحظه آخر انسانها محکوم به قبول واقعیت و قیام در برابر شر هستند. آنجا که فردیت از میان رفته و همبستگی و اتحاد لازمه ادامه حیات میشود. آنجا که پوچی و یکنواختی زندگی با اتفاق [...]


    18. 559. La Peste = The Plague, Albert CamusThe Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace. The Plague is considered an existentialist classic despite Camus' objection to th [...]


    19. 01لقد فوجيء ريو -كما فوجيء مواطنونا - بهذا الوباء ، و علي هذا النحو ينبغي لنا أن نفسر تردده ، و علي هذا النحو أيضاً يجب أن نفهم أنه كان موزعاً بين القلق و اليقين ، فعندما تندلع نيران الحرب يقول الناس : إنها لن تطول ، لأن إستمرارها ينم عن أشد الغباء ، فالواقع أنه لاشيء أشد غباءً من [...]


    20. The Plague: Resistance and Activism for This or Any Time“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.” --CamusI first read The Plague, the second in the trilogy with The Stranger, and The Fall, when I was eighteen. I had just read The Stranger. [Note, this is not that kind of trilogy; you can read each of them independently from each other; they don't have any intersecting characters.]. It w [...]


    21. But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.InThe plague Camus creates a metaphorical image of the world wrestling with evil, whose symbol is the title plague, devastating Oran in 194 year ; author deliberately does not specify the exact year, presented events may have occurred in every time. It could be war. Or earthquake. Or serious illness. Or famine. It could be somehing [...]


    22. Life is brief Camus knew this and had the fact proved first hand when he was smooshed in a car accident at the relatively young age of 46. Death is coming people and nothing can stop it. But the question is, do you ignore this fact and live in a kind of blissful fluffy world where it seems nothing can go wrong? Or do you pre-emptively stick your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye? Some have argued that Camus should have stuck to journalism, being a politically aware bad-ass and phi [...]



    23. *The second paragraph contains spoilers, I'd steer clear of it if you haven't read the novel*The Plague is a depressing novel about the bubonic plague. Well, that's the main gist of it, but it's mostly about how the people dealt with such unexpected horror. At first I was painfully stricken at how lifeless and boring the characters are, but the last chapter changed my perception of the novel. They are lifeless because the narrator is speaking based on his observations. He can't account for what [...]


    24. "It comes to this," Tarrou said almost casually; "What interests me is learning how to become a saint." "But you don't believe in God." "Exactly! Can one be a saint without God? - that's the problem, in fact the only problem, I'm up against today"The Plague marks a significant change in Camus' view of ethics, and life itself, from The Stranger. Probably his best novel.In The Thought and Art of Albert Camus, Thomas Hanna writesThe plague is evil and sin is giving in to this evil. Tarrou, in speak [...]


    25. دوستانِ گرانقدر، داستانی عالی و خواندنی بود داستانی که بازهم از بیخردی موجوداتِ مذهبی سخن میگوید نکته قابل توجه در این داستان این بود که «پدر پانلو» کشیش نادان و بی خرد به مانند دیگر مبلغان بیخردِ مذهبی، که همه چیز را به خدا ارتباط میدهند، "طاعون" را عذابی از جانب خدا قلمداد ک [...]


    26. یککتابی بود که خیلی خوردخورد خوندمش، و شاید اگه کمی پیوسته‌تر می‌خوندمش خیلی بهتر می‌شد.دوست‌ش داشتم! خیلی درباره جدائی انسان‌ها صحبت کرده بود، درباره رنجی که آدما می‌کشن از جدایی و دوری. درباره شهری که گرفتار طاعون شده و کسی اجازه خروج یا ورود به شهر رو نداره. درباره عقای [...]


    27. Albert Camus's The Plague is simply brilliant! Read a long time ago, I hope to revisit it one day 5 stars. Highly recommended!


    28. 1913–2013 A hundred years of Albert Camus, a writerd to state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise.Yes, Nazism influenced the writing of this story, Camus was living through it and resisting it, in his way; but it is not about it. This novel, published after The Myth of Sisyphus and written during the sometimes hostile response to the book, begins what became to be known as Camus’ ‘Cycle of Revolt’ (along with The [...]


    29. Για να πω την αλήθεια, οι κριτικές που διάβασα πριν αρχίσω την ανάγνωση βοήθησαν πολύ στον εντοπισμό των συμβολισμών και την αποκρυπτογράφηση της γραφής του Καμύ. Το πιο πιθανό είναι ότι δεν θα έκανα τόσο άμεσα και καθαρά τη σύνδεση πανούκλας-πολέμου/φασισμού όπως συχνά υπ [...]


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