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Title :
Les Bienveillantes
Authors :
Jonathan Littell
Publisher :
Gallimard
Year :
2006
ISBN :
207078097X
Language :
French
Description :
Les Bienveillantes is the astonishing first novel in French language by Jonathan Littell.
In the late 1980's, Maximilien Aue, the manager of a lace factory in Northern France - a quiet French-German man is about to retire.
40 years earlier he was a disciplined SS officer, in charge of checking the procedures and supervising the "elimination" operations taking place on the Eastern Front.
Through an autobiographical enquiry of a kind, he's going to track himself back...
Les Bienveillantes has stayed at the top of the French bestseller list since its publication at the end of August 2006 and Les Bienveillantes was listed for major literary prizes.
The French Academy, in its meeting of Thursday October 26, 2006, decreed its Great Price of the Novel to Jonathan Littell for Les Bienveillantes.
On Monday November 6th, Les Bienveillantes won the prestigious Goncourt Prize.
Les Bienveillantes is the first book wrote by an american to win two major prizes the same year in the French litterature history.
With 700000 copies already sold, Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell is the success of the year 2006.
Les Bienveillantes is also available in paperback and in German as Die Wohlgesinnten.
Available at :
Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.jp

Read the interview in Le Monde des Livres, November 11th 2006.

 

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