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American Journals

Albert Camus. Paragon House Publishers, $9.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55778-333-2

This text consists of two notebooks that the Nobel laureate kept during a short trip to the U.S. in 1946 and during a longer stay in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile in 1949--periods of stress and hectic public appearances, when he was tired, nervous, ill and vulnerable. Although the notebooks are fragments, ``almost anything from his pen possesses value for students of French literature,'' stated PW. (June)