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David Mikics

David Mikics lives in Brooklyn and Houston, where he is Moores Professor of English at the University of Houston. His most recent books are The Annotated Emerson (Harvard/Belknap, 2012) and The Art of the Sonnet, with Stephen Burt (Harvard/Belknap, 2010). His Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is forthcoming from Harvard/Belknap.


Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos

From Solitude to Solidarity

Spring 2013 | Essays

A century after his birth, Camus is still mislabeled and misunderstood in too many quarters. He was not a brooding, self-absorbed existential poseur, but a man of political and ethical commitment whose primary value was solidarity, the proper valuing of our ties with those around us.