an invincible summer."
"Dear Monsieur Germain,
before speaking to you from the bottom of my heart.
I have just been given far too great an honour,
one I neither sought nor solicited.
But when I heard the news, my first thought,
after my mother, was of you.
Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to
the small poor child that I was,
without your teaching and example,
none of all this would have happened.
I don't make too much of this sort of honour.
But at least it gives me the opportunity to tell you
what you have been and still are for me, and to assure you
that your efforts, your work, and the generous heart you
put into it still live in one of your little schoolboys who,
despite the years, has never stopped being your grateful pupil.
I embrace you with all my heart.
Camus being awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature, 1957.
in the November 2013 article celebrating the
centennial of Albert Camus in the Los Angeles Times article.