Near the end of his second term as president of France, François Mitterrand decided to talk openly about his life, both personal and political. More interested in leaving behind a living testament than a formal memoir, Mitterrand asked his longtime friend, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, to join him in exploring a wide variety of subjects. The result is a vibrant, thought-provoking exchange on topics as wide-ranging as literature and memory, childhood and faith, and power and politics.
Mitterrand and Wiesel's dialogue is always spontaneous, lyrical, and candid, whether it involves the late president's disclosure that he had worked for the collaborationist Vichy regime during World War II, or simply a discussion of their favorite books and walks.
Honest and sincere, Memoir in Two Voices is a moving testament.