Please join us for a roundtable discussion about literature and World War II in France, on the occasion of the English-language translation of Laurent Binet’s novel HHhH. In this historical novel, which was awarded the Prix Goncourt du premier roman, Laurent Binet charts the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the “butcher of Prague,” by two members of the Czechoslovak resistance.
Writer Laurent Binet has taught at the University of Saint Denis. Just released, his newest book Rien ne se passe comme prévu, is about French President François Hollande.
Henry Rousso is a French historian and specialist of World War II, whose seminal works include The Vichy Syndrome; he is a Director of Research with the CNRS and is currently visiting professor at Yale.
Richard Golsan is distinguished Professor of French and International Studies at Texas A&M University and the author of French Writers and the Politics of Complicity.
Philip Watts is Professor of French at Columbia and author of Allegories of the Purge: How Literature Responded to the Postwar Trials of Writers and Intellectuals in France.
Columbia Maison Francaise
Buell Hall, Columbia University
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