Is the Greek-born Swiss Jewish author and diplomat a hapless romantic or a man with a message for our times?
Bookworm: A new first translation of the French writer’s wartime epic
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
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