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The Vichy Syndrome

History and Memory in France since 1944

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$37.00 • £26.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674935396

Publication: March 1994

Short

400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones , 7 line illustrations

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Rousso has set out to provide not just another narrative of les années noires—the years of defeat, occupation, of the phantom ‘French State’ and the civil war—but a study of the way the Vichy episode has been perceived and perverted by the French ever since. The result is a brilliant and intemperate book that is also a tract for the times.The Economist

Succeeds as a practical demonstration, for a particularly vivid case, of how to study a people grappling with a past. It is remarkable how few similar works there are… One understands a historian’s hesitation before the poorly documented and ill-defined wider popular memory as a subject. Rousso shows us, however, how dramatic and revealing this genre can be.—Robert O. Paxton, The New York Review of Books

This is an original and thought-provoking work, a ‘must’ for anyone interested in the political and cultural psychology of post-war France.—Nelly Wilson, Jewish Quarterly