The Tunisian-born writer died in May at 99. He leaves a rich, important, and complicated legacy of colonial and postcolonial thinking.
Did the rescue efforts in the French hamlet influence ‘The Plague’?
Tablet’s book critic suggests some ways to leaven your time indoors
Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?
Francophone Algerian writer Kemal Daoud writes back to ‘The Stranger’—and breathes life into its nameless victim
Probably not, but the Huffington Post seems to think so
The philosopher’s influential legacy is reshaped by the part of his life story that is often overlooked
The former chief of cardiology at Yale publishes Journeys, a new collection of verse
While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?
Albert Camus, who died an atheist at 46, had surprisingly deep ties to Judaism in his life, his political activity, and his philosophical thought
French artists and Nazi rule
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