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The Collaborator : The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach

By: Kaplan, Alice.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (325 p.).ISBN: 9780226308746.Subject(s): Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography | Brasillach, Robert, -- 1909-1945 -- Political and social views | Fascism -- France | Fascism and literature -- France -- History -- 20th century | Intellectuals -- Political activity -- France | Trials (Treason) -- France | World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Collaborator : The Trial and Execution of Robert BrasillachDDC classification: 848/.91209 LOC classification: D802Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Preface -- One. The Making of a Fascist Writer -- Two. Brasillach's War -- Three. The Liberation of Paris -- Four. Jail -- Five. Marcel Reboul: The Government Prosecutor -- Six. Jacques Isorni: Counsel for the Defense -- Seven. Missing Persons: Brasillach's Suburban Jury -- Eight. Court -- Nine. The Writers' Petition -- Ten. No Pardon -- Eleven. Reactions -- Twelve. After the Trial -- Thirteen. Justice in Hindsight -- Fourteen. The Brasillach Myth -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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Contents -- Preface -- One. The Making of a Fascist Writer -- Two. Brasillach's War -- Three. The Liberation of Paris -- Four. Jail -- Five. Marcel Reboul: The Government Prosecutor -- Six. Jacques Isorni: Counsel for the Defense -- Seven. Missing Persons: Brasillach's Suburban Jury -- Eight. Court -- Nine. The Writers' Petition -- Ten. No Pardon -- Eleven. Reactions -- Twelve. After the Trial -- Thirteen. Justice in Hindsight -- Fourteen. The Brasillach Myth -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index

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Library Journal Review

Although not as well known in the West as the trials of Marshal Petain and Pierre Laval, Brasillach's is in many ways more interesting for academics since he was a prominent author rather than a politician. As Kaplan (Romance studies and literature, Duke Univ.; French Lessons) vividly illustrates by using archival sources and interviews, Brasillach practiced denunciatory journalism while editor of a pro-Fascist newspaper and in contributions to other publications. He called for the expulsion of Jews from France, praised collaboration with Germany, and encouraged violence against Jews, resistance members, and the leaders of the previous Republic. While Brasillach was viciously anti-Semitic, that played little part in his trial, for he was tried, convicted, and executed for treason. (He was tried after the liberation of Paris but before the end of the war.) Brasillach has since become a hero for both Holocaust revisionists and followers of Le Pen. This study of his work, trial, and conviction is fascinating and well written. Recommended for academic collections and large public libraries.--John A. Drobnicki, York Coll., CUNY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Robert Brasillach was an uncommonly talented writer and journalist during a bitter and tumultuous era in French history, 1930-45. A graduate of the most prestigious institution for the preparation of teachers, he increasingly committed his talents to right-wing, extremist groups and journals, and ultimately became an apologist for Nazi Germany and for French collaboration with Hitler. Rejecting France's Republic, its personnel, and democracy itself, Brasillach embraced a poisonous antisemitism. Arrested in 1944, he was placed on trial in 1945, found guilty of treason, and shot; it has often been said that he was executed not for his actions but for his words, a problematic matter for a country that cherishes justice. Kaplan presents the development of Brasillach's commitment in the 1930s in rather summary fashion but offers a remarkable description and analysis of an extraordinary human drama, his trial. The first scholar to have had access to dossiers in the case, she presents stunning portraits of the accused, the prosecutor, the court--whose members had themselves served the discredited collaborationist Vichy regime--members of the jury, and the defense. An important contribution to the voluminous literature on a dark period in French history, this volume is recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduates through faculty. ; Wesleyan University

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