French-Jewish founder of structuralism was 100
In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse
For murder of French Jew, but accomplices get off easy
Vandalism, a troublesome comparison, and more from the news
To get with the peace program
Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus
Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son
In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex
American novelist Jonathan Littell has snared France’s top literary prizes
A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe
Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.