At a glance:
- Author: Jeffrey Mehlman
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: History and literary criticism
- Time of Work: 1940-1944
- Setting: New York City
- Characters: Claude Lévi-Strauss, Maurice Maeterlinck, Saint-John Perse, Denis de Rougemont, Louis Rougier, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Simone Weil
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Intellectuals, France or French people, Twentieth century, Authors or writers, New York City, Exile or expatriates, Literature, 1940's, Nazism or Nazis
- Locales: New York, NY
Jeffrey Mehlman, a professor of French at Boston University, has written extensively on twentieth century French and comparative literature. Among his books are Walter Benjamin for Children: An Essay on His Radio Years (1993) and A Structural Study of Autobiography: Proust, Leiris, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss (1974).
During the years immediately after the 1944 liberation of France from four long years of Nazi occupation, journalists and social historians pretended that the French had been united in their opposition to the Nazis and their major French collaborators such...
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