The Plague

Kyle Dargan What sorts of books am I talking about? Novels like Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser or The Rise of Silas Lapham
How can the light of your future be brightened? For Camus, the plague comes and goes but can never be completely eliminated
Truly great thinkers introduce a human dimension into what is generally thought to be a political condition. Once you introduce
A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?
That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.
Last year, the African island reported 256 cases and 60 deaths from the “Black Death.” According to the Centers For Disease
Human history is filled with tragic blunders that fail to put their finger on the problem, and actually compose a "solution" that has no value. This is where we are today, relying on prisons as solutions to reducing the epidemics of violence.
The Times asserts that, "If a disease has cropped up in the world, there is a good chance it will eventually find its way
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.
On January 4, 1960 --- exactly fifty years ago --- Albert Camus had a train ticket to Paris in his pocket.
A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting
The acts of reading the newspaper and participating in conversation about current affairs are worth more to young college students than interpreting foreign works, no matter their messages.
Although her title is an eyebrow-raiser, Elizabeth Hawes knows what she's doing. With Camus, a Romance, her new and unconventional work, she isn't simply writing a biography.
Female "vampires" were often blamed for spreading the plague epidemics through Europe, said Matteo Borrini of Florence University
Your FBI collected, as evidence, a book in which a character is reading a book in which a character is on trial, but it's not clear why.
Like no other disease, plague evokes terror. One of the most lethal illnesses in human history, it killed probably a third