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The Resource The kindly ones : a novel, Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell

The kindly ones : a novel, Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell

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The kindly ones : a novel
Title
The kindly ones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Fictional memoir of Dr. Max Aue, a former Nazi officer who survived the war and has reinvented himself, many years later, as a middle-class entrepreneur and family man in northern France. Max is 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 the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews in graphic, disturbingly precise detail from the dark and disturbing point of view of the executioner rather than the victim. During the period from June 1941 through April 1945, Max is posted to Poland, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus; he is present at the Battle of Stalingrad, at Auschwitz and Cracow; he visits occupied Paris and lives through the chaos of the final days of the Nazi regime in Berlin. Although Max is a totally imagined character, his world is peopled by real historical figures, such as Eichmann, Himmler, Göring, Speer, Heydrich, Hoss, and Hitler himself
Member of
Summary
Hiding his past as a Nazi officer while living the life of an entrepreneur and family man in northern France, Dr. Max Aue remembers horrifying acts of violence he committed during World War II
Awards note
  • Prix Goncourt, 2006.
  • Grand Prix du roman, 2006.
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298932
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Littell, Jonathan
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Mandell, Charlotte
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True
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  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Bisexual men
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Atrocities
  • Bisexual men
  • Nazis
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The kindly ones : a novel, Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Les beinveillantes. Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn232977865
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
983 pages
Isbn
9780061353451
Lccn
2008030788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)232977865
Label
The kindly ones : a novel, Jonathan Littell ; translated by Charlotte Mandell
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Les beinveillantes. Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn232977865
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
983 pages
Isbn
9780061353451
Lccn
2008030788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)232977865

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