“little rips in the space-text continuum”

Camus, we learn, loved Ping-Pong and had a cat named Cigarette. He never locked his car. He wrote standing up. When he fell into a depression after winning the Nobel Prize (panic attacks, claustrophobia), he tried to break out of it with yoga. On his only trip to New York he visited the Central Park Zoo twenty times.

—Sam Anderson on Elizabeth Hawes (on Camus) in New York magazine, 7/2/09