Albert Camus

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Existentialist philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre enjoy the freedom of the beach in Rio in 1960. Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty

Our movements have been restricted by the Covid-19 lockdown, but there’s nothing to stop our minds from running free. In that spirit, Unthinkable this(...)

Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)

Rugby after Covid-19? Why not have New Zealand on tour in November playing powerful clubs in midweek? Photograph: Inpho

There is a line in The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus now enjoying a revival, that still chimes. “Officialdom can never cope with something really (...)

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A movie and a book came to mind when I first became aware of the coronavirus some weeks ago. The movie was the South Korean ‘Parasite’, which won best(...)

Portrait of Francois Xavier De Maistre (1763-1852), French writer and humorist. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many people have sought in literature a balm for current fears and anxieties. In Japan, a translation of Albert Ca(...)

French writer Albert Camus:  his novel La Peste/The Plague is  a work for our times in the questions that it raises, not just for priests but for all believers and unbelievers

Writing of Albert Camus’s great novel La Peste/The Plague (1947) several years ago, Ed Vulliamy suggests that it was “a story for our, and all, times”(...)

French mounted police at  Ile Saint-Louis in Paris  on the 21st day of France’s  strict lockdown.  Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The negation of the basic values of liberté, égalité and fraternité has brought out the rebellious streak in the French, and heightened perennial tens(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘The eye of the storm is a scary place’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In late 2012, a storm at sea off the coast of the US ramped up to a Category 1 hurricane and hit the east coast of America with a vengeance. Hurrican(...)

Adult fiction sales surged by 66 per cent last week as readers, even those already equipped with ceiling-high To Be Read piles, replenished their stocks. Photograph: Joel Saget/ AFP/ Getty Images

As cinemas, music venues and theatres nationwide have closed their doors, more books than ever are being opened, even though libraries and bookshops t(...)

The Chantelivre bookshop in the rue de Sèvres has window display of 36 books about hospitals, epidemics and quarantine. Photograph: Tala Skari

“Read!” president Emmanuel Macron exhorted his compatriots when he announced France’s coronavirus lockdown on March 16th. Perhaps only the French cou(...)

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