Marylin Maeso (Montpellier, 1988) is a college philosophy lecturer in Orleans (France).
Her work as an essayist analyses the world and its contemporary issues through the lens of Camus’ oeuvre, which to this day remains highly relevant. Her first book (Les Conspirateurs du silence [The Conspirators of Silence], Éditions de l’Observatoire, 2018) explores the roots and manifestations of polemical rhetoric, which has come to replace dialogue in human interactions. This work is based on the essay “Le Témoin de la liberté” [The Witness of Freedom], in which Camus develops his definition of polemics.
She is currently working on a book that starts from a reverse reading of The Plague, reflecting on the inhumanity of everyday life in a contemporary portrayal of plague-stricken children.