The Occupation Trilogy

The Occupation Trilogy
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781632863737
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews

Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano's first three novels, about Paris under Nazi occupation, now in a single volume; the earliest--La Place de l'Étoile--in English for the first time. Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris. The epigraph to his first novel, among the first to seriously question Nazi collaboration in France, reads: "In June 1942 a German officer goes up to a young man and says: 'Excuse me, monsieur, where is La Place de l'Étoile?' The young man points to the star on his chest." The second novel, The Night Watch, tells the story of a young man caught between his work for the French Gestapo, his work for a Resistance cell, and the black marketeers whose milieu he shares. Ring Roads recounts a son's search for his Jewish father who disappeared ten years earlier, whom he finds trying to weather the war in service to unsavory characters. Together these three brilliant, almost hallucinatory evocations of the Occupation attempt to exorcise the past by exploring the morally ambiguous worlds of collaboration and resistance. Award-winning translator Frank Wynne has revised the translations of The Night Watch and Ring Roads--long out of print--for our current day, and brings La Place de l'Étoile into English for the first time. The Occupation Trilogy provides the perfect introduction to one of the world's greatest writers.

The Occupation Trilogy
  • Author : Patrick Modiano
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22

Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano's first three novels, about Paris under Nazi occupation, now in a single volume; the earliest--La Place de l'Étoile--in English for the first time. Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when

The French Occupation Trilogy
  • Author : Rupert Colley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-19

Historical fiction at its best... Three engrossing novels set in World War Two Nazi-occupied France. The Sixth Man What's the Worst Thing You've Ever Done? Would you ADMIT it if your life depended on it? Six Frenchmen are in a Nazi prison: a doctor, a postman, a policeman, a soldier,

Suite Francaise
  • Author : Irene Nemirovsky
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-18

Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the German invasion of 1940, and of life under the Nazi occupation, it was written by the esteemed French novelist Irène Némirovsky as events unfolded

R  sistance
  • Author : Agnes Humbert,Barbara Mellor
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01

Agnès Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940. Stirred to action by the atrocities she witnessed, she joined forces with several colleagues to form an organized resistance-very likely the first such group to fight back against the occupation. (In fact, their newsletter, Résistance,

The Year of the French
  • Author : Thomas Flanagan
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-14

In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by other French ships with the leader of the rebellion, Wolfe Tone. Briefly they triumphed, raising hopes among

Village of Secrets
  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05

From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains

Possessing the Past
  • Author : David I. Lenzi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000

Read online Possessing the Past written by David I. Lenzi, published by which was released on 2000. Download full Possessing the Past Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

Anna and the French Kiss
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a

The Night Watch
  • Author : Patrick Modiano
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12

When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for LIterature he was praised for using the 'art of memory' to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. The Night Watch is his second novel and tells the story of a young man of limited means,

Charlotte Gray
  • Author : Sebastian Faulks
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26

A remarkable story of a Scottish woman in Occupied France pursuing a perilous mission of her own FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BIRDSONG In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, heads for Occupied France on a dual mission - officially, to run an apparently simple errand for a

The King of Nazi Paris
  • Author : Christopher Othen
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14

Henri Lafont was a petty criminal who became the most powerful crook in Paris thanks to the Nazi occupation of France. A chance encounter in a prison camp led to a life of luxury running a ruthless mob of gangsters who looted the city on behalf of the Nazis who

The Retreat
  • Author : Patrick Rambaud
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

From the author of The Battle: A novel that brings French history to life as Napoleon moves in on Russia—where the ultimate test awaits. The French army stands at the gates of Moscow. Exhausted and demoralized, Napoleon’s men are a mere fraction of the four-hundred-thousand-strong force that crossed

Verdict on Vichy
  • Author : Michael Curtis
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-06-06

This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the

The End of the French Intellectual
  • Author : Shlomo Sand
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10

Preface: the intellectual as object / a 'Selfie'? -- Introduction: the city and the pen -- Intellectuals in the torment of the century -- The Dreyfus affairs: human rights or author's rights? -- From Voltaire to Bourdieu: who are the 'true intellectuals'? -- Marx and his descendants: symbolic capital or political

Under Occupation
  • Author : Alan Furst
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26

From “America’s preeminent spy novelist” (The New York Times) comes a fast-paced, mesmerizing thriller of the French resistance fighters working secretly and bravely to defeat Hitler. Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul