How Did Albert Camus Really Die?


There is a new theory displacing the old view of Albert Camus’ death by car crash. The French philosopher, author and Nobel Prize winner was traveling with his publisher, Michel Gallimard, when they crashed into a tree in 1960, with his unfinished novel in tow.

“The tragedy shocked and saddened France. But no one imagined that the crash had been anything other than an accident. The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has now suggested that Soviet spies might have been behind the crash.”

(via Arts and Letters Daily)

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