Modern Classics: Antigone was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was occupied and part of Hitlers Europe.
This play about a young white boy and two African servants is at once a compelling drama of South African apartheid and a universal coming-of-age story. Originally produced in 1982, it is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.
In this most memorable of existential novels, Camus pits the lone and courageous individual against the benign indifference of the universe. Meursaults deception perfectly reflects the absurdity of life.
Jean Rhyss late, literary masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, was inspired by Charlotte BrontÃ«s Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s.