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
While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?
An archive of the best books lost in the stacks
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son