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Hedes & Dekes: Battle For Camus' Grave, iPad Inks Deal with Publishers

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One of France’s most beloved writers, Albert Camus, died in a car crash 50 years ago this month. However, the issue of where his final resting place should be has sparked debate between French president Nicolas Sarkozy and a tiny village in Lourmain, where Camus lived until the time of his death. NPR breaks down the controversy as France commemorates one of it’s literary and philosophical heroes. [NPR]

In other literary news: Apple’s new iPad offers book publishers a deal to compete with Amazon’s monopoly on the e-reading industry. Random House appears to be the only holdout. [NYT]


Written by whitney teal

January 28, 2010 at 7:58 am

Posted in Hedes and Dekes

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