Under the sign of Prometheus, the second Trobades Literàries Mediterrànies Albert Camus will focus on revolt, a keystone of Camusian reflection.
Gathered in Menorca, the island bathed in light but also exposed to all the winds of the Mediterranean, specialists in the work of Camus, writers, artists, journalists and personalities from the world of culture hailing from the various shores of our common sea, will seek to be a voice for those who, faced with the obscurantist forces of destruction, pit the shining forces of creation; who, faced with chaos, aspire lucidly of an order guarded by Nemesis, the goddess of restraint. Utopia it is, but “relative utopia”, according to Camus who declares: “At the end of this tunnel of darkness, however, there is inevitably a light, which we already divine and for which we only have to fight to ensure its coming. All of us, among the ruins, are preparing a renaissance beyond the limits of nihilism.”
This affirmation will serve as our guide this year, with no grand claim to “reform the world”, but at least “in a world threatened with destruction” to “prevent it from destroying itself”. The objective of this second gathering is indeed to contribute to the fulfilment of the wish expressed by Camus in his Nobel acceptance speech in Stockholm.
Through the analysis and testimonies of the different guest speakers, the 2019 Trobades will seek to map the paths of our revolt today, and to find, as Camus did, an “invincible summer”.