Death, Pestilence, Emptiness: Putting Covers on Albert Camus’s The Plague

More than 70 years after it was first published, Camus’ classic novel The Plague is a best-seller again. Penguin Classics has already reprinted it twice this year and is struggling to keep up with orders. The novel, an allegory about human resilience and hope in the face of suffering, centers around a deadly plague strikes […]


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