Narrative Medicine Book Club: Special Guest Laura Marris May 3rd on Zoom!

Please join us for our last book club group meeting to discuss Albert Camus’ The Plague on May 3rd. We will be joined by a very special guest, Laura Marris, poet and translator working on a new translation of The Plague, forthcoming from Knopf. She recently published this OpEd,  “Camus’s Inoculation Against Hate,” in The New York Times. We are excited she will join us!


PLEASE SUBMIT ANY QUESTIONS FOR LAURA IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. 


All are welcome to attend the Zoom session, even if you haven’t read along so far! See you Sunday! 

Image Credit: Joan Wong/NY Times

One thought on “Narrative Medicine Book Club: Special Guest Laura Marris May 3rd on Zoom!

  1. bruce Broecker

    In The Plague Camus writes “there have been as many plagues as wars in history, yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise. This sentiment is more than amply confirmed by the surprise and unpreparedness associated with the current COVID pandemic. If Camus’ intent in writing The Plague was to inoculate humanity against surprise to future plagues and wars – to make us immune to the darker forces in our nature – it would seem he failed. Is it thus fair to consider Sarte’s view that he was a fool, or if not a fool at least naïve, justified?

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