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The Patagonian Hare by Claude Lanzmann.. For a guy who made the 9.5 hour cinematic tour-de-force, Shoah, I'm surprised his memoir weighs in at under 600 pp. But this is one hell of a life, and to read this book is to enlarge oneself. It might be time to revisit his brilliant movie, too.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Without a doubt, one of the masterpieces of world literature."

Die Welt

"Half a century of fury, tears and hopes related by one of the most important witnesses of our time."


Author bio: Claude Lanzmann is a French writer and the director of a number of films, including the nine-and-a-half-hour classic Shoah (1985), which was described by The Washington Post as “the film event of the century” and is regarded internationally as a historical and cinematic breakthrough. Lanzmann is chief editor of Les Temps Modernes, which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (544 pp. Sartre-astic: Kindle/Print editions)

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