A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 26, 2021
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

The popular quotation is a paraphrase of two lines in the play Le Malentendu (The Misunderstanding), written in 1943 by French philosopher and author Albert Camus (1913-1960):

“MARTHA: Qu’est-ce que l’automne?
JAN: Un deuxième printemps, où toutes les feuilles sont comme des fleurs.”

(English translation.—ed.)
“MARTHA: What is Autumn?
JAN: A second spring, where all leaves are like flowers.”



Wikipedia: Albert Camus
Albert Camus (/kæˈmuː/ kam-OO, US also /kəˈmuː/ kə-MOO; French: [albɛʁ kamy]; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.

Wikipedia: The Misunderstanding
The Misunderstanding (French: Le Malentendu), sometimes published as Cross Purpose, is a play written in 1943 in occupied France by Albert Camus. It focuses on Camus’ idea of The Absurd.

A man who has been living overseas for many years returns home to find his sister and widowed mother are making a living by taking in lodgers and murdering them. Since neither his sister nor his mother recognize him, he becomes a lodger himself without revealing his identity.

OCLC WorldCat record
Le malentendu : pièce en trois actes; [et] Caligula: piłece en quatre actes.
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: [Paris] : Gallimard, [1944]
Edition/Format: Print book : French : 13. éd

Google Books
Caligula and Three Other Plays
By Albert Camus
Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert
New York, NY: Vintage Books
1958
Pg. 104 (The Misunderstanding):
JAN: You’re not quite fair; you have the autumn, too.
MARTHA: What’s the autumn?
JAN: A second spring when every leaf’s a flower.

Newspapers.com
15 November 1962, California Eagle (Los Angeles, CA), pg. 5, col. 6:
Autumn is second spring when every leaf becomes a flower.

Newspapers.com
29 November 1962, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), “Shop with Sue,” pg. 2, col. 7:
Autumn, a second spring when every leaf’s a flower.—Camus.

Google Books
Title Autumn Is a Second Spring When Every Leaf Is a Flower. Albert Camus Composition Book: College Ruled 7.44 X 9.69 Softcover Notebook for High School Col
Author Kari a Notebook
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1090559070, 9781090559074
Length 122 pages
Subjects Juvenile Nonfiction › Holidays & Celebrations › Thanksgiving

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September 22, 2020
Albert Camus
“MARTHA: Qu’est-ce que l’automne?
JAN: Un deuxième printemps, où toutes les feuilles sont comme des fleurs.”
-- Albert Camus, Le Malentendu (1944)
“MARTHA: What is Autumn?
JAN: A second spring, where all leaves are like flowers.”
-- Abert Camus, The Misunderstanding (1944)

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
~ Albert Camus
11:30 AM · Aug 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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“Martha : Qu’est-ce que l’automne ?
Jan : Un deuxième printemps, où toutes les feuilles sont comme des fleurs”.
Albert Camus, Le Malentendu (1944)
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