Man of our times: Why Albert Camus matters
23 December 2020 | 12:57 pm
He's been gone six decades but after 2020, it feels like French literary great Albert Camus matters more than ever. The year began with tributes for the 60th anniversary of the French existentialist icon's premature death in a car crash. Then came Covid-19. And readers locked down the world over dusted off that go-to guide, “The Plague”, to make sense of the randomly unexpected. We ask our panel about the re-reading of a novel set in Camus's native Algeria in the wake of World War II. But it's not just "The Plague" that is timeless.