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Rationalising the irrational

from 13.03.2008

Die Zeit 14.02.2008

"Littell favours, as he informed Pierre Nora, a 'structuralist' or 'functionalist' observation of Nazism, which also abandons the question of individual responsibility as a 'return to standard narration'. The problem of extermination, he says, is best universalised or 'de-judaised'. Herein lies the novel's core paradox," writes ...

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