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The banalisation of evil

from 21.09.2006

The bomb of this year's literary autumn in Paris was dropped by an American Jew of Lithuanian origin who lives in Spain, is married to a Belgian and writes in French. As soon as Jonathan Littell's novel "Les Bienveillantes" (Gallimard) appeared, French magazines started flipping out, drawing comparisons with Tolstoy's "War ...

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