Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 : Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris, Paperback Book

Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 : Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris Paperback

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Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Guehenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France.

A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal).

Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition.

Guehenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist.

Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control.

He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his co

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