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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

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La Différence

While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?

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Coming Clean

Lost Books

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Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks

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Great Pretenders

In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son

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