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Camus Car Crash Conspiracy

Did existentialist philosopher meet with a sinister end?
Please forgive the rather sensational headline. The Observer has picked up the story that French existentialist philosopher Albert Camus, who died in a car crash in 1960, may have been murdered by KGB operatives: 'The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has now suggested that Soviet spies might have been behind the crash. The theory is based on remarks by Giovanni Catelli, an Italian academic and poet, who noted that a passage in a diary written by the celebrated Czech poet and translator Jan Zábrana, and published as a book entitled Celý život, was missing from the Italian translation.' [Read More]

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