CAMUS : A STRANGER IN THE CITY, A SERIES OF EVENTS COMMEMORATING THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF ALBERT CAMUS' ONE AND ONLY TRIP TO THE USA
ALBERT CAMUS ON NEW YORK During his 1946 visit to America, Albert Camus chronicled his impressions in a notebook, published subsequently as American Journals. In this sprightly mix of whimsical impressions and deeper thoughts, Camus reflects upon the grandeur of America, an affluent nation seemingly unscathed by the war, in contrast to a devastated Europe. After his return to France, Camus meditated again on his experience overseas, focusing on his time in New York in a short essay titled “Rains of New York.” Readings by Stephen Petrus, urban historian, curator, and author of the acclaimed Folk City: New York and the American Folk Revival (Oxford University Press, 2015) and legendary Greenwich Village singer-songwriter Eric Andersen, whose thirty albums include the recently recorded The Light and Shadow of Albert Camus (Meyer Records, 2014). Readings will be accompanied by instrumentals by percussionist Cheryl Prashker and David Amram.
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