Hell hath no fury like a philosopher scorned

A lost letter from Albert Camus to Jean Paul Sartre, written shortly before their grand falling out, has recently been rediscovered. it reveals the depth of their friendship prior to its turning sour after Sartre criticised Camus’s L’Homme Revolte in 1951.

It is to Trollope’s credit that he maintained his high regard for the work of Thackeray and, indeed, wrote a biography of him in which he publicly stated his belief that Thackeray was amongst the foremost men of letters in Victorian Britain even after Thackeray was somewhat dismissive of Trollope’s own writing. Perhaps the two French philosopher writers might have learned from their english predecessors’ tolerance and mutual respect.



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