Summer in Algiers by Albert Camus
... in Algiers by Albert Camus deals with the importance of knowledge that is rooted in direct experience: pleasure, pain, misery and death, whichare part of life, looked at in the face, and not evaded.
What makes this an interesting read is the lyrical and imagistic quality of the essay. It demonstrates the simple awareness in the people of Algiers of what life is and what it means to them, without any attempt at creating ideas and ideals to shield themselves from its stark reality, whether pleasant or unpleasant.
“Here at least man is gratified in every wish and, sure of his desires, can at last measure his possessions.”
Here, Camus talks about the uncomplicated life of the people of Algiers, who ...