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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: June 2012

53 - Adverbs/Les adverbes

from Part VI

Summary

The following passage evokes the memory of Albert Camus who, in all his works, denounces the scandal of the injustice inherent in our human condition. The fiftieth anniversary of his sudden death in a road accident provides the occasion for a national homage paid to an author of colossal moral status. The passage has recourse to a number of adverbs and adverbial phrases, all of which are highlighted in bold. Only one translation is provided.

Reference is made to the Panthéon where France honors her eminent children by receiving their mortal remains in the form of ashes. Exceptionally, a quotation taken from Camus’s La chute forms the middle paragraph. It expresses the irony of the vilifying of a person in life being transformed into the unrestrained eulogizing of that same person in death.