I am proud of him and the image he gives of France. In the early s, the time he was writing the short stories that became Exile and the Kingdom Camus adopted silence as a position in the bitter armed conflict between the Algerians fighting for independence and the French government attempting to hang onto its colony.
He shared a small second- floor, three room apartment with his mother, grandmother, uncle, and brother in the poor working class district of Algiers. Nonetheless he defiantly refuses to shake hands when the owner makes a conciliatory move towards Marcou.
The book includes a chapter on England, quoting from his essay A Combat, in which he praises English "heroism" during the second world war.
I have searched madly for this father whom I never had and here I discovered what I have always had: my mother and her silence NB, p. So the credentials of both translators are excellent. No answer.