'The Last Summer of Reason' In May of 1993, 39-year-old Algerian poet, novelist and journalist Tajar Djaout was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists. Among his papers was the manuscript of a novel called The Last Summer of Reason. The book appeared in France in 1999 and has just been published in the U.S. in a translation by Marjolijn de Jager. Alan Cheuse tells us about it. (2:00) The book is published by Ruminator Books.
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In May of 1993, 39-year-old Algerian poet, novelist and journalist Tajar Djaout was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists. Among his papers was the manuscript of a novel called The Last Summer of Reason. The book appeared in France in 1999 and has just been published in the U.S. in a translation by Marjolijn de Jager. Alan Cheuse tells us about it. (2:00) The book is published by Ruminator Books.