Camus wrote: “We had to make a long detour … that regard for truth imposes on intelligence.”
It was dying like James Dean—not just in a car crash but in a Facel Vega no less—that gave Camus a niche in popular culture.
But, as Sontag asked rhetorically, “Was Camus a thinker of importance?”
More than likely, Camus will remain in death what he was life, the consummate outsider of French literature.
In the words of Olivier Todd, “Camus was correct too early.”
Other members, friends of La Fayette, collected round him, and sought to silence the threatening vociferations of Camus.
This method is recommended in the Cours de Math, par Camus, p. 38.
Catalogues des livres de M. le Camus de Limare, Paris, 1779, 12mo.
Why not wait at least until our return from Camus, or even until the morning?
Chemintz, 1792: but Camus's memoir is replete with curious matter, and is illustrated with fac-simile cuts.