The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach / Edition 2

The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach / Edition 2

by Alice Kaplan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226424154

ISBN-13: 9780226424156

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"[O]ne of the best-written, most absorbing pieces of literary history in years."-David A. Bell, New York Times Book Review

On February 6, 1945, Robert Brasillach was executed for treason by a French firing squad. He was a prolific novelist and a keen literary critic; he was also a dedicated anti-Semite and editor of a fascist weekly newspaper. Was he in

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"[O]ne of the best-written, most absorbing pieces of literary history in years."-David A. Bell, New York Times Book Review

On February 6, 1945, Robert Brasillach was executed for treason by a French firing squad. He was a prolific novelist and a keen literary critic; he was also a dedicated anti-Semite and editor of a fascist weekly newspaper. Was he in fact guilty of treason, or singled out as a suspected homosexual? Was it right that he was executed while others, some directly responsible for the murder of thousands, were set free? Kaplan's meticulous reconstruction of Brasillach's life and trial skirts none of the situation's ethical subtleties, and will stand as the definitive account of Brasillach's crime and punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226424156
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,352,630
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
ONE. The Making of a Fascist Writer,
TWO. Brasillach's War,
THREE. The Liberation of Paris,
FOUR. Jail,
FIVE. Marcel Reboul: The Government Prosecutor,
SIX. Jacques Isorni: Counsel for the Defense,
SEVEN. Missing Persons: Brasillach's Suburban Jury,
EIGHT. Court,
NINE. The Writers' Petition,
TEN. No Pardon,
ELEVEN. Reactions,
TWELVE. After the Trial,
THIRTEEN. Justice in Hindsight,
FOURTEEN. The Brasillach Myth,
Acknowledgments,
Notes,
Index,

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