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Alice Kaplan

Alice Kaplan teaches at Yale, where she directs the Whitney Humanities Center. Her novel, Maison Atlas, was published in March in France and Algeria. A book cowritten with Laura Marris, States of Plague: Reading Albert Camus in a Pandemic, will be published in December. (July 2022)

The Master of Blame

A recently rediscovered work by Louis-Ferdinand Céline has been celebrated as a masterpiece, but does it erase the rabid anti-Semitism of his later writing?

Guerre [War]

by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, edited by Pascal Fouché and with a foreword by François Gibault

Déshonneur et patrie: retour sur l’affaire Céline [Dishonor and Country: A Review of the Céline Affair]

by Philippe Roussin

Peut-on dissocier l’oeuvre de l’auteur? [Can the Work Be Dissociated from the Author?]

by Gisèle Sapiro

July 21, 2022 issue

War and Memory in France and Algeria

Sixty years after the end of the Algerian War of Independence, “painful passions” on both sides continue to impede the reconciliation of the French and Algerian people.

La gangrène et l’oubli: La mémoire de la guerre d’Algérie [Gangrene and Oblivion: Memories of the Algerian War]

by Benjamin Stora

Les clés retrouvées: Une enfance juive à Constantine [Finding the Keys: A Jewish Childhood in Constantine]

by Benjamin Stora

France-Algérie: Les passions douloureuses [France-Algeria: Painful Passions]

by Benjamin Stora

Ali Boumendjel (1919–1957): Une affaire française. Une histoire algérienne [Ali Boumendjel (1919–1957): A French Affair. An Algerian History]

by Malika Rahal

I Was a French Muslim: Memories of an Algerian Freedom Fighter

by Mokhtar Mokhtefi, translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi

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November 18, 2021 issue

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