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Camus, Re-Translated: 'Exile and the Kingdom'

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Camus, Re-Translated: 'Exile and the Kingdom'

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Camus, Re-Translated: 'Exile and the Kingdom'

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In 1957, French-Algerian writer Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and his short story collection Exile and the Kingdom was first published in French. The first English translations of the stories were not well received by critics.

Fifty years later, Carol Cosman has given a fresh translation to the book, which is being published in paperback, with a forward by Turkish novelist and recent Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk.

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