„Yes, there was an element of abstraction and unreality in misfortune. But when an abstraction starts to kill you, you have to get to work on it.“

—  Альбер Камю, книга The Plague

The Plague (1947)

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французский писатель-экзистенционалист 1913 - 1960

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