Daniel Mendelsohn Review

Daniel Mendelsohn in The New York Review of Books:

“The large success of the book…has much to do with a striking technique he employs throughout, which is to integrate…scenes of high horror…with quotidian stretches…weaving together the dreadful and the mundane in an unsettlingly persuasive way…I think that Littell might say that precisely because we are by now inured to representations of Nazi evil in literature and especially in film, he needs to break new taboos in order to make us think about evil, about a life lived in evil and a mind unsentimentally willing, even eager, to accept the ramifications of that choice.” Read More.

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