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His first novel written in French, Les Bienveillantes , won two major French awards. His father is the writer Robert Littell , also resident in France and who authored numerous spy novels.
Books by Jonathan Littell. Related Articles. While dealing with her husband's illness, this debut author turned to the refuge of Jane Austen's work. That refuge turned into her highly anticipa Read more Trivia About The Kindly Ones. The rest is optional. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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The book is narrated by its fictional protagonist Maximilien Aue, a former SS officer of French and German ancestry who helped to carry out the Holocaust and was present during several major events of World War II. The page book became a bestseller in France and was widely discussed in newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books and seminars. In the plays, Orestes , who has killed his mother Clytemnestra to avenge his father Agamemnon , was pursued by these female goddesses. The goddess Athena intervenes, setting up a jury trial to judge the Furies' case against Orestes. Athena casts the deciding vote which acquits Orestes, then pleads with the Furies to accept the trial's verdict and to transform themselves into "most loved of gods, with me to show and share fair mercy, gratitude and grace as fair. Andrew Nurnberg, Littell's literary agent, said that a possible one-line description of the novel would be: "The intimate memoirs of an ex-Nazi mass murderer.
A former Nazi officer, Dr. Maximilien Aue has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle-class family man and factory owner in France. An intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music, he is also a cold-. An intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music, he is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man we experience in disturbingly precise detail the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews. An intense and hallucinatory historical epic, The Kindly Ones is also a morally challenging read.
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