Les Bienveillantes is the astonishing first novel in French language by
In the late 1980's, Maximilien Aue, the manager of a lace
factory in Northern France - a quiet French-German man is about
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
Les Bienveillantes has stayed at the top of the French bestseller list
since its publication at the end of August 2006 and Les Bienveillantes
was listed for major literary prizes.
The French Academy, in its meeting of Thursday October 26, 2006,
decreed its Great Price of the Novel to Jonathan Littell for Les
On Monday November 6th, Les Bienveillantes won the prestigious Goncourt
Les Bienveillantes is the first book wrote by an american to win two
major prizes the same year in the French litterature history.
With 700000 copies already sold, Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell
is the success of the year 2006.
Les Bienveillantes is also available in paperback and in German as Die Wohlgesinnten.
Available at :
Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.jp
the interview in Le Monde des Livres, November 11th 2006.
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