Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Camus's American Journals, Part 1

"... I walk down Broadway, lost in the crowd and the enormous, illuminated billboards. Yes, there is an American tragic. It's what has been oppressing me since I arrived here, but I still don't know what it's made from."


Ethel Rohan said...

"Lost" reverberates here, doesn't it?

Andrew Roe said...

Indeed. And I probably should have pointed out that the quote comes from a notebook Camus kept while on a U.S. lecture tour in 1946.