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The Virus and the Plague: Albert Camus on COVID-19

By Debarati Sanyal, guest contributor for Bunker Bloggers In this time of coronavirus, Albert Camus’s classic The Plague (1947) has shot to the top of  literary charts. Set in Oran, a city in formerly French Algeria, the postwar novel opens on a swarm of rats emerging from their lairs to die in the streets, harbingers of the mass […]

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Safe Spaces

By Damon R. Young for Bunker Bloggers “It is not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, an image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation.”  -Walter Benjamin, The […]

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Queer Coronasutra, or, How to have promiscuity in a Pandemic

By Eng-Beng Lim for Bunker Bloggers “We are able to invent safe sex because we have always known that sex is not, in an epidemic or not, limited to penetrative sex. Our promiscuity taught us many things, not only about the pleasures of sex, but also the great multiplicity of those pleasures.” — Douglas Crimp, […]

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What the Storm Blows In…by Jack Halberstam for BunkerBloggers

  That feeling when…every dystopian novel you have ever enjoyed, read and reread is suddenly happening in your own neighborhood! While my mind immediately turned to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring, Neville Shute’s On the Beach, Camus’s The Plague, the book I was actually reading when I […]