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The kindly ones : a novel

Author: Jonathan Littell; Charlotte Mandell
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Fictional memoir of Dr. Max Aue, a former Nazi officer who survived the war and has reinvented himself, many years later, as a middle-class entrepreneur and family man in northern France. Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, we experience the horrors of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Littell, Jonathan, 1967-
Kindly ones.
New York : Harper, c2009
(OCoLC)649045124
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Littell; Charlotte Mandell
ISBN: 9780061353451 0061353450 9780061724473 0061724475
OCLC Number: 232977865
Notes: Originally published as: Les beinveillantes. Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 2006.
Awards: Prix Goncourt, 2006.
Grand Prix du roman, 2006.
Description: 983 p. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Bienveillantes.
Responsibility: Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell.
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Fictional memoir of Dr. Max Aue, a former Nazi officer who survived the war and has reinvented himself, many years later, as a middle-class entrepreneur and family man in northern France. Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, we experience the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews in graphic, disturbingly precise detail from the dark and disturbing point of view of the executioner rather than the victim. During the period from June 1941 through April 1945, Max is posted to Poland, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus; he is present at the Battle of Stalingrad, at Auschwitz and Cracow; he visits occupied Paris and lives through the chaos of the final days of the Nazi regime in Berlin. Although Max is a totally imagined character, his world is peopled by real historical figures, such as Eichmann, Himmler, Goring, Speer, Heydrich, Hoss, and Hitler himself.

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