Francine Faure

Francine Faure was married to Albert Camus. Much as I admire Camus as a serious writer and thinker, it is hard to take him seriously as a moralist given his treatment of her.

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Francine Faure.

Francine Faure, a pretty if physically delicate mathematician from a provincial middle-class family in Oran.

“It is reasonable to think that these suicide attempts were related, at least partially, to the humiliation and disorientation that Francine may have felt because of Camus’s open marital infidelity.”

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I’m no great expert on her life, but it does strike me that her mental illness (and suicide attempts) seems to have ended when he died in 1960. For that matter, one has to wonder how much joy he threw away by mistreating her. Put gently, Faure’s face is not one that a man ought to fear waking up next to for the rest of his life!

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  2. Posted by Glengarry on February 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Too provincial for the existentialist set.

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