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The Arts, Occupied: France’s Shameful Peace with the Nazis

Read an excerpt from The Shameful Peace “Long live the shameful peace,” said writer and artist Jean Cocteau. It was World War II; France was now occupied by German forces, and the cultural elite were faced with how to survive. Frederic Spotts takes Cocteau’s offhand remark as his title in The

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Malcolm’s Two Lives makes NBCC’s Good Reads List

Two Lives by Janet Malcolm made the National Book Critics Circle’s Good Reads Long List for Nonfiction. The list is comprised of “the nonfiction titles which received multiple votes” from the NBCC. It was announced this morning on the NBCC blog here, where you can find the entire list, along

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Malcolm’s new book is “…a page turner…” says NY Times Book Review

The New York Times Sunday Book Review of Two Lives, opens with the statement: “One would not naturally pair Janet Malcolm, a clear, analytic writer, with Gertrude Stein and her modernist shenanigans.” Reviewer Katie Rophie goes on, “Malcolm’s writing in Two Lives is brilliant, penetrating and playful.  There is in

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