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New Left Review I/2, March-April 1960

Claude Bourdet, Roy Claude and Jean-Paul Sartre

Tribute to Camus

Jean-Paul Sartre

only six months ago, only yesterday, one asked: “What will he do?” Provisionally torn by contradictions which must be respected, he had chosen silence. But he was one of those rare beings for whom one may well wait, because they choose slowly and remain faithful to their choice. One day he would speak. We would not even have dared to venture a guess as to what he would say. But we thought that he, like the rest of us, was changing as the world was changing: that was enough for his presence to remain alive.

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