Alice Yaeger Kaplan - The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach

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Relates the story of the only French writer to be executed for treason during World War II, from his rise during the 1930s to his trial and death in front of a firing squad.

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Alice Yaeger Kaplan

Book Editions


Hardcover308April 20, 2000Univ of Chicago Pr9.25"(h) x 6.5"(w) x 1.25"(d), 1.4 lbs.9780226424149, PaperbackNovember 01, 2001Univ of Chicago Pr8.5"(h) x 6"(w) x 1"(d), 1.05 lbs.9780226424156

Professional Reviews


New York Times Book Review: "The subject is a somber one, but [Kaplan] brings to it the same fluidity and grace and even something of the same light, seductive touch with which she earlier described her lifelong love affair with the French and their language.", San Francisco Chronicle Book Review: "[Kaplan] does a splendid job of coordinating the details [of this case]. Rather than give a sociology lesson, she introduces numerous characters...and reveals through their personal histories the forces and contradictions which shaped pre- and post-war France.", Brown, Frederick, New Republic: "[A] vivid and absorbing narrative...."