And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alan Riding

Language: English

Pages: 432

ISBN: 0307389057

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. While the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged, and soon a peculiar kind of normalcy returned as theaters, opera houses, movie theaters, and nightclubs reopened for business. Shedding light on this critical moment of twentieth-century European cultural history, And the Show Went On focuses anew on whether artists and writers have a special duty to show moral leadership in moments of national trauma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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