"In the essay “Le vent á Djemila" (‘The Wind at Djemila"), he reminds his reader of the influence of the Greeks and Romans who "face their destiny … by embracing death." As for himself, "it doesn’t please me to believe that death leads to another life. For me it is a closed door. I’m not saying it is not a step that has to be taken: but it is a horrible and dirty adventure. An “adventure” made more palatable facing the sea and the dazzling sky, for in this landscape death is not divorced from everyday reality, not mystified as in other (e.g. European) cultures. It is merely closure to a series of gestures in the face of overwhelming (but “tender”) indifference."
— David Mariowitz, Introducing Camus: A Graphic Guide.