Green Lion Holiday in Oran
Oran is the setting for the novels:
- La Peste "The Plague" by Albert Camus. The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame, and a few, like Dr Rieux, resist the terror.
- "The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles, The characters of Port and Kit arrive in Oran, and move slowly through a fantasy landscape into the sometimes harsh reality, and beauty of, the Sahara. The novel highlights the meeting of two very different cultures: the modern, intellectual western with the ancient, simplistic yet timeless Tuareg.
Algeria35° 41' 48.84" N, 0° 37' 59.16" W