I Trobades Albert Camus 2017
I Mediterranean Gathering Albert Camus, Menorca
Direction and contents
If there is anyone who represents the Mediterranean spirit and feeling in the intellectual and literary sphere, that is French-Algerian writer Albert Camus, a Mediterranean from every point of view or, as Jean Daniel described him, a “full Mediterranean”. Albert Camus lives, breathes, imagines, dreams, creates and rebels in favour of that heterogeneous Mediterranean full of contradictions in which critical reflection and passion go hand in hand, and aesthetics and ethics reach for each other to create a better world.
These Mediterranean links are not only the result of Camus’ Algerian experiences, but are also rooted in the figure of his maternal grandmother, Catherine Marie Cardona, a peasant who had to leave her native Sant Lluís to leave behind hunger and poverty.
These Minorcan links bring us to organize the Mediterranean Gathering in Sant Lluís around the figure of Camus in order to give this grandson of exiles the tribute he deserves. And is it also an opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Nobel Prize that Camus was awarded “for his important literary production that, with clear-sighted earnestness, illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times”.
Following three core topics the Trobades Mediterrànies Albert Camus have gathered in Menorca specialists in his life and oeuvre as well as writers, intellectuals and renowned thinkers from the various shores of this Mare nostrum. Thirty international participants have exchange during tree days in ten conferences and five round tables.
Saturday 29.04.2017. Ithaca or Homecoming Paths
Openning of the Gathering
Return to the origins: Mother and Grandmother, from the First Essays to the First Man
The “Odyssean” journey of Camus
Sunday 30.04.2017. The choice of Ithaca
Which “Camusian Buoys” can guide us and pave the way to a calm future?
Monday 01.05.2017. Mediterranean Lights
Thoughts on the Mediterranean; What lights for the world?
End of the Gathering