Posted on December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An Italian author has expanded his theory that Albert Camus was assassinated into a full-length book.

Giovanni Catelli explains in The Death of Camus how and why, he believes, that the KGB — with French intelligence’s consent — set up the car accident that killed Camus and his publisher.

In a nutshell, Camus’s public support for the Hungarian uprising and criticism of Soviet actions threatened France’s relationship with the country, according to Catelli.

The Death of Camus hasn't been translated into English yet, so those curious about the sources behind Catelli’s theory and his rationale for it are best served by reading the Guardian's article on the book.

Camus, whose best-known novels include L’Étranger (The Stranger) and La Chute (The Fall), received the Nobel Prize for Literature when he was just forty-four — three years before his death.

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