An Algerian atmosphere
Albert Camus was born in 1913 in Algeria where he developed his thinking and made a name for himself in journalistic and literary circles. In the 1940s, he settled in Paris, where his political commitment was to grow in strength. He denounced the use of the atomic bomb, the colonial system and also the caricature of the “ pied noir exploiter“. On the subject of Algeria, he said: “I have loved with a passion this land where I was born, I have drawn from it all that I am and have separated in my friendship no man living there…”. Two of his writer friends, Henri Bosco and René Char, introduced him to the village of Lourmarin before the war. Albert Camus fell immediately under the spell of this Luberon village whose light and colours reminded him of the Algeria of his birth.