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Alice Kaplan

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Alice Kaplan

Alice Kaplan, the John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University, is the author of several books about French writers during the Nazi occupation, including The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach.


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Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Angela Davis’s student years in France were an alchemy of discipline and distraction.

The novelist Dominique Fernandez struggles to understand his father's years as a Nazi collaborator.

Five books explore the sorrows and moral complexity of Irène
Némirovsky and others who suffered Nazi persecution in France.

Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française, published fifty-two years after she perished at Auschwitz, offers an unsparing critique of France under the German occupation and raises questions about the compromises she made.