Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach made a big impression on me; it's a really gripping book. Kaplan gives Brasillach's address (among others), and since I was in Paris when I finished the book, I checked out the building. Naturally, there was nothing in its innocent and cheerful façade to suggest that a vicious fascist, winner of literary prizes, had once lived there. What did I expect? Brasillach lived with his sister and brother-in-law, and someone with his brother-in-law's last name still lives at the address Kaplan gives.

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