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Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

John Carlson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Carlson

Camus makes us long for the days of the "old atheism" when religious people weren't mocked for their so-called irrational beliefs; bullied by the charge that "religion poisons everything"; and told to step aside while secularism sweeps clean the religious debris from public life.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Albert Camus

Robert Zaretsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Robert Zaretsky

Camus was not an existentialist. Smoking a Gauloise cigarette over an espresso in a Parisian café does not an existentialist make. Nor does an intense, but brief friendship with the poster child for existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre.

Paris Journal II: Le Petit Fumeur

Francis Levy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Only in Paris can you find Le Petit Fumer, a shop which specializes in "la cigarette electronique." If you fell in love with those classic shots of C...

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Literary Fisticuffs! Flying Fists And Zinging Words: Nobody Fights Like An Angry Writer (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stereotypically, artists are stormy, temperamental, and moody. These literary figures feed the stereotype with their classic feuds. We asked readers...

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

Did The Death Of Communism Take Koestler And Other Literary Figures With It?

The New York Review of Books | Anne Applebaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anne Applebaum The New York Review Of Books "Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic" by Michael Scammell, Rando...

January 4, 1960: Albert Camus Dies In a Car Crash, Age 46. His Books Make Him Immortal

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

On January 4, 1960 --- exactly fifty years ago --- Albert Camus had a train ticket to Paris in his pocket.

Son Objects to Moving Albert Camus's Remains To Pantheon

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Albert Camus' children are torn about whether to allow the Nobel Prize-winning author's remains to be moved from southern France to Pari...

"What Bernie Madoff, Victimization, and Elie Wiesel Have to Teach Us"

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"....in those times, it was human to be inhuman. And now the world has learned, I hope.... There must come a moment -- a moment of bringing people to...