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Author Golsan, Richard Joseph, 1952- author.

Title The Vichy past in France today : corruptions of memory / Richard J. Golsan
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 139 pages)
Contents France's fractured legal vector of memory -- The Le Pen moment -- Alain Badiou's The meaning of Sarkozy: "transcendental Petainism" and the ossification of history -- Remaking the Mode Retro: perversion and the "pulping" of history in Joonathan Litell's The Kindly Ones -- Revising history, betraying memory: Yannick Haenel's Jan Karski and the Kan Karski affair
Summary This study examines the continuing impact of the memory of the Vichy regime and World War II in France. It analyzes recent political and intellectual debates, trials and the passage of contentious laws, historical controversies, and literary works and argues that the country has not yet reconciled with its past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) and index
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Subject Collective memory -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Vichy
Collective memory.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Intellectual life.
Politics and government.
France -- Intellectual life -- 21st century
France -- Politics and government -- 1940-1945.
France -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
France -- Vichy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021677908
ISBN 1498550339