Michael Schaub http://kmuw.org en Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola http://kmuw.org/post/albert-camus-and-search-meaning-midst-ebola For months now the Ebola virus has been wreaking havoc in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. More than 700 people have died, and it seems that doctors are near-powerless to help. With the threat of the disease tearing communities apart, it's hard not to think of a legendary novel from almost 70 years ago.<p>Albert Camus' <em>The Plague</em> is set on the Algerian coast. The novel follows Bernard Rieux, a doctor in the city of Oran, who becomes alarmed when he notices an increasing number of rats dying in the town streets. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Michael Schaub 38393 at http://kmuw.org True Originals: Biographies That Defy Expectations http://kmuw.org/post/true-originals-biographies-defy-expectations It's probably not true that truth is stranger than fiction, but in the hands of a great biographer, it can be just as compelling. Novelists can create unique and unforgettable characters — there's never been anyone quite like Jane Eyre or Ignatius J. Reilly — but there's no shortage of fascinating literary protagonists who just happened to exist in real life.<p>This year brought us some brilliant biographies of world-famous leaders like Lyndon B. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:56:00 +0000 Michael Schaub 10493 at http://kmuw.org True Originals: Biographies That Defy Expectations