141. ALBERT CAMUS: The middle of winter
Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a Algerian-French Nobel prize-winning author, famous for the novels The Stranger, The Rebel and The Myth of Sisyphus. Before concentrating on writing essays, novels and plays, Camus worked as a journalist and also joined the French Resistance during WWII, where he edited an underground newspaper. I’ve only recently dipped my toes into the world of Camus thanks to the suggestion of many readers. I’ve just read The Stranger and am looking forward to reading more.
This quote is taken from Camus’ essay Return To Tipasa. The essay, written in 1952, is about Camus’ journey from war-torn Paris to Algiers, and finally to the small town of Tipasa, where he had spent the best days of his youth. There, he reconnects with the beauty and light of life that he feels he had lost during years of war in Europe. Not only does he rediscover the joy and hope he believes one must live with, he realises that he had it within him all along. You can read the essay here.
– Thanks to everyone who sent me Camus’ quotes and suggest I read his stuff.
– There are tons of interesting articles and quotes by Camus at his Facebook page.
– In case you missed my big announcement this week: Zen Pencils book coming in 2014!