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The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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Ama

AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

JULIE: Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it…
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Dr Anna Lembke Dopamine

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I…
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Albert Camus Boris Pasternak

The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.” By Mario Popova – Source: Brain Pickings Months…
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Albert Camus the Outsider

Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

Source: BBC, Matthew Selwyn A Radio 3 Sunday Feature, somewhat redundant being available for free and in better quality through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g2r5j but for your youtube pleasure here we are. Analysis: The Outsider by Albert Camus byMatthew SelwynFebruary 16, 201222 Comments The Outsider (1942) (previously translated from the French, L’Étranger, as The Stranger) is Albert Camus’s most widely…
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Sysiphus Camus

This Absurd Universe: Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent…
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Women kisses Sex Robot

Love and Sex of the Future

More love and sex of the future here. Part I by: Roanne van Voorst/nrc Amsterdam, August 11, 2021–In a brothel with sex dolls, an anthropologist wonders: “What will humans learn or unlearn about love and intimacy through these robots?” The problem wasn’t his bald head, though that contrasted rather unexpectedly with the full head of…
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Albert Camus

Absurdism: 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus

In this video we will be talking about 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism,” and his philosophy has inspired a lot of people in dealing with the absurdity of life. 7 Live Lessons So with that in mind,…
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Albert Camus Nobel Prize

Albert Camus’ speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm

Albert Camus’ Nobel Prize in Literature acceptance speech, given at Stockholm on December 10, 1957. He was awarded the prize “for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times”. The translated Speech: Sire, Madam, Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I received the distinction with…
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Martha Nussbaum

Of Beauty and Consolation Episode 7 Martha Nussbaum

Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at New York University and Harvard. Later she wrote books like The Fragility of Goodness. She talks about her youth, the relationship with her parents, Sophocles, Aristotle and philosophy as comfort. Dutch Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at the university…
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