The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The angle on Jonathan Littell that the media will pick up on is the colorful case of an American-born author writing in French. His award-winning novel The Kindly Ones was originally published as Les Bienveillantes in 2006, and only now appears in English in a translation by Charlotte Mandell. If Horace Engdahl, soon to retire as secretary of the Swedis…
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