Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Plague

Author: Albert Camus

Just with its title alone, Albert Camus’ 1947 classic The Plague (La Peste) can easily resonate with the current climate. His book, known as a classic in literature, tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. Once it has settled in, the epidemic continues to linger in the minds of the town’s inhabitants until the following February. The book has proven to become revived as sales of the book in France have risen approximately “300 percent on the previous year,” according to the French books statistics website Edistat. It has also prompted various articles questioning “What We Can Learn (and Should Unlearn) From Albert Camus’ The Plague” amid the coronavirus.