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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Beastie Boys memoir to hit shelves later this year

NEW YORK, Jan 18 — Speaking in an interview on Apple Beats 1, Mike D, one of the hip-hop group’s former members, said that a Beastie Boys memoir would be coming in fall 2018. Mike D...

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Biography lifts veil just a bit on France’s first lady

PARIS, Jan 18 — From her teenage years as a red-skirted figure skater to her time as a PR officer and teacher before meeting France’s future president, a new book attempts to decode the...

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