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The Vichy past in France today : corruptions of memory

Author: Richard Joseph Golsan
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the continuing impact of the memory of the Vichy regime and World War II in France. It analyzes recent political and intellectual debates, trials and the passage of contentious laws, historical controversies, and literary works and argues that the country has not yet reconciled with its past.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Yannick Haenel; Jonathan Littell; Alain Badiou
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Joseph Golsan
ISBN: 1498550320 9781498550321
OCLC Number: 972161225
Description: xxvii, 139 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: France's fractured legal vector of memory --
The Le Pen moment --
Alain Badiou's The meaning of Sarkozy: "transcendental Petainism" and the ossification of history --
Remaking the Mode Retro: perversion and the "pulping" of history in Joonathan Litell's The Kindly Ones --
Revising history, betraying memory: Yannick Haenel's Jan Karski and the Kan Karski affair.
Responsibility: Richard J. Golsan.

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Splendidly lucid and insightful, Richard J. Golsan's study illuminates the French memory of the Vichy regime, its complexities, and its consequences for contemporary France. -- Gerald J. Prince, Read more...

 
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