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Title :
Les Bienveillantes
Authors :
Jonathan Littell
Publisher :
Gallimard
Year :
2008
ISBN :
978-2070350896
Language :
French
Description :
Les Bienveillantes is the astonishing first novel in French language 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...
Les Bienveillantes is also available in French hardcover, in German as Die Wohlgesinnten and in English as The Kindly Ones.
Available at :
Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.ca

Read the interview in Le Monde des Livres, November 11th 2006.

 

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