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Author QuotedAlbert Camus
Title QuotedFall and Exile and the kingdom / Albert Camus ; transl. from the French Chute by Justin O'Brien
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/17
ImprintNew York : Modern Library. [c1958]
QuotationReread Camus' "Renegad" and today the "Growing Stone." I wish to compare them. Nostalgia for primitive community. Camus is really a traditionalist and romantic conservative, balked by fact that he can't accept Christian transcendence - or even, really, primitive immanence either. So he has neither Man nor Macumba - but wants to celebrate the Sisyphus with primitives none the less. Knows it is hopeless, of course. The ending of "Growing Ston" gives it all away.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 134-35
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