Tag Archives: Albert Camus

Le marchand de la mort est mort

There’s an interesting connection between the Nobel Prize and France. In 1888, Alfred Nobel’s brother died while on vacation in Cannes in the south of France. An overzealous journalist got the facts wrong and reported that “Le marchand de la … Continue reading

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French philosopher and author Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913. His family were pied-noirs, or French settlers, in Algeria. He and his mother lived in poverty after the death of his father in the Battle of the Marne … Continue reading

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L’embarass de choix

Recently, I’ve written about Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots. The third big café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés is Brasserie Lipp. It has been in business since 1880 when Léonard Lipp moved to Paris from Alsace after France lost … Continue reading

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