The Greatest Literary Impostor of All Time Deserves To Be Remembered

Romain Gary’s many life stories—including that of his pseudonymous, prizewinning French ‘cousin’ Émile Ajar—still hold sway, 35 years to the day after his death


Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano Summons the Shadow-World of Postwar French Jewry

Born by his own account of ‘the mud of the Occupation,’ the French author remains haunted, like his compatriots, by memory


Haunted by Hitler’s Hangman

The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold

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