By Albert Camus
Author note: Arthur Goldhammer (Translation), Alice Kaplan (Introduction)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1958
More than fifty years after Algerian independence, Albert Camus "Algerian Chronicles" looks right here in English for the 1st time. released in France in 1958, an analogous yr the Algerian warfare caused the cave in of the Fourth French Republic, it truly is considered one of Camus such a lot political works an exploration of his commitments to Algeria. pushed aside or disdained at booklet, this present day "Algerian Chronicles, " with its prescient research of the lifeless finish of terrorism, enjoys a brand new existence in Arthur Goldhammer s stylish translation.
Believe me while I inform you that Algeria is the place I harm at this second, Camus, who was once the main seen image of France s afflicted dating with Algeria, writes, as others think soreness of their lungs. collected listed here are Camus most powerful statements on Algeria from the Nineteen Thirties during the Nineteen Fifties, revised and supplemented by means of the writer for book in booklet form.
In her creation, Alice Kaplan illuminates the drawback confronted by means of Camus: he used to be devoted to the security of these who suffered colonial injustices, but was once not able to help Algerian nationwide sovereignty except France. An appendix of lesser-known texts that didn't look within the French variation enhances the image of a moralist who posed questions on violence and counter-violence, nationwide identification, terrorism, and justice that proceed to light up our modern international.
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And if you ﬁ nd it unbelievable, then please, go and see for yourself. What remedies have been proposed to alleviate such distress? Only one: charity. Grain is distributed, and with this grain and cash assistance so-called “charity workshops” have been created. About the distributions of grain I will be brief. Experience has shown how absurd they are. A handout of 12 liters of grain every two or three months to families with four or ﬁve children is the equivalent of spitting in the ocean. Millions are spent every year, and those millions do no good.
For the past 20 years, we have so detested our political adversaries that we have been prepared to accept anything else instead, including foreign dictatorship. The French apparently never tire of playing such lethal games. They are, as Custine observed, a singular people, who would rather ﬂaunt their ugliness than be forgotten. If their country disappeared, however, it would be forgotten, no matter how it had been portrayed, and in an enslaved nation we would no longer have even the freedom to insult one another.
The communes of Fort-National, Michelet, Maillot, and Port- Gueydon, among others, have organized such workshops, which offer the advantage of preserving the dignity of the men receiving assistance. But they also have one important drawback: in communes where all the grain available for assistance goes to the workshops, invalids who are unable to work receive no aid. Furthermore, since the number of workshop jobs is limited, workers must be rotated, with priority for those who are able to work two days straight.
Algerian Chronicles by Albert Camus