ISSUE # 10 EUROPE'S TIMES AND UNKNOWN WATERS - “ Albert Camus, our contemporary?
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Can we still regard Albert Camus as our contemporary ?
We do not wish to postulate the actuality of a great writer and of a complex thinker, because every great writer and complex thinker risks, at certain moments in history, falling into inactuality, and such a risk is frequently amplified by the very same discourse which celebrates his immortality and which praises its classicism.
If Camus’ place is no longer with us, we should determine where exactly one can find Camus today…in a museum, in a university course, among the interminable series of books buried in dust, or in our cultural memory?
But the other possibility remains also to be explored. If Camus is after all our contemporary, we must (re-)discover him above and beyond the usual clichés and conventions. We must grasp the nature of his contemporaneity - eternal, quantum, partial, (un) assumed and so on and so forth -, its socio-cultural functions, the pedagogies implicit for our present.
In order to answer the question referring to Camus’ contemporaneity, we propose a list of themes to be further investigated, however the authors should not limit themselves to these themes proposed by us, but they can and should come with themes of their own.
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