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Title :
Die Wohlgesinnten
Authors :
Jonathan Littell
Publisher :
Berlin Verlag
Year :
2008
ISBN :
3827007380
Language :
German
Description :
Die Wohlgesinnten is the astonishing first novel by Jonathan Littell which won the Goncourt prize and the French Academy's Great Prize of the Novel in 2006.
In the late 1980's, Maximilien Aue, the manager of a lace factory in Northern France - a quiet French-German man is about to retire.
40 years earlier he was a disciplined SS officer, in charge of checking the procedures and supervising the "elimination" operations taking place on the Eastern Front.
Through an autobiographical enquiry of a kind, he's going to track himself back...
Die Wohlgesinnten has stayed at the top of the French bestseller list for almost a year after its publication in France and Die Wohlgesinnten won two major French literary prizes.
The French Academy, in its meeting of Thursday October 26, 2006, decreed its Great Price of the Novel to Jonathan Littell for Die Wohlgesinnten.
On Monday November 6th, Die Wohlgesinnten won the prestigious Goncourt Prize.
Die Wohlgesinnten is the first book wrote by an american to win two major prizes the same year in the French litterature history.
With 700000 copies sold, Die Wohlgesinnten by Jonathan Littell was the success of the year 2006.
Die Wohlgesinnten is also available in French as Les Bienveillantes and in English as The Kindly Ones.
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