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Letter shows ‘unsatisfied’ de Beauvoir’s passion for younger man

PARIS, Jan 22 — French feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir’s “mad passion” for a lover 18 years her junior has been revealed in a letter published for the first time yesterday. It also...

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Ukraine rules out lifting ban on British historian’s ‘Stalingrad’

KIEV, Jan 21 — Ukraine yesterday ruled out lifting a legal ban on the Russian edition of renowned British historian Antony Beevor’s book Stalingrad, a decision the writer said had “no...

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Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘passionate’ love letters sold

LONDON, Jan 20 — Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie’s said yesterday. The director...

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Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

ANKARA, Jan 19 — Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves. In the Turkish capital...

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‘A Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

LONDON, Jan 19 — Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling novel A Year in Provence, has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced. Following a short illness, the British author died...

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