Public School 54
We read and discussed Create Dangerously by Albert Camus. The book consisted of three essays: “Create Dangerously,” “Defense of Intelligence,” and, “Bread and Freedom.”
The first essay, “Create Dangerously,” concerns the purpose of art. “Defense of Intelligence” is about the role of intelligence in friendships. “Bread and Freedom” is about the necessity of maintaining and expanding freedom while pursuing justice. We shared our thoughts on what Albert Camus wrote, as well as our ideas on these topics.
Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French novelist, philosopher, and journalist. While associated with existentialism, he never considered himself one. He opposed the Nazi occupation of France and was an outspoken critic of human and civil rights abuses. A winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, he is famous for works like The Stranger, The Plague, and The Myth of Sisyphus.
Next meeting: 12.12.2018
Next book for discussion is by: WHENDELL BERRY
The time of the meeting would be communicated via the teacher of English