Thursday, November 17, 2005

francophones/francophiles beware: gilbert michlin's memoir OF NO INTEREST TO THE NATION (wayne state university press) (translated into idiomatic american prose by leon lewis, professor of film and literature, appalachian state university) is a remarkable and important and candid text, a sad yet furious indictment of french anti-semitism. it is the tale of one young man's struggle, and the struggle of his family, to survive in france during the time of fascism and the extermination camps.