Monday, November 23, 2009
French President Nicolas Sarkozy would the remains of French writer Albert Camus to be moved to the Paris Pantheon, a monument to great men and women of France and one of the most hallowed burial grounds in the country. Camus's son, however, is opposed to the move, and some are accusing Sarkozy of trying to raise approval ratings with the move.
Camus received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. If moved, Camus's remains would be among the remains of Valtaire, Louis Pasteur, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and Murie Curie.
See David Jolly, Son Objects to Moving Camus's Remains, NY Times, Nov. 22, 2009.
Special thanks to Alfred Brophy (professor of law, University of North Carolina) for bringing this article to my attention.