Commentary Review

“Although The Kindly Ones is constructed like an airport potboiler, its scope, its intellectual sophistication, and its stately prose all point to Littell’s enormous literary ambition. His knowledge of the war, down to its most hidden bureaucratic crannies and its most private anguishes, is astonishing, particularly for an author who speaks no German.” More of the review here.

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One Response to “Commentary Review”

  1. Theodoros Grigoriadis Says:

    The Kindly Ones is included in the short list for the Athens Rrize for Literature 2009, an award given to the best foreign novel translated into Greek. This prize has already been awarded to Pierre Assouline for Hotel Lutetia and Javier Marias for The Speed of Light.
    The jury is consisted of 5 novelists.
    The winner will be announced in Athens in 24th June.

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