Synopses & Reviews
Camus, Sartre, and Beauvoir in France. Eich, Richter, and Böll in Germany Pavese, Levi, and Silone in Italy These are among the defenders of human dignity whose lives and work are explored in thiswidely encompassing work. James D. Wilkinson examines for the first time the cultural impact of the anti-Fascist literary movements in Europe and the search of intellectuals for renewal--for social change through moral endeavor--duringWorld War II and its immediate aftermath.
Wilkinson has illuminated in a subtle and perceptive way a crucial period of European intellectual history. James Joll
Crisply written and well organized, his book has a swift pace...Wilkinson's summaries inspire confidence, just as his unobtrusive critical comments offer useful benchmarks. The New Republic
James D. Wilkinson's thought-provoking and richly detailed book tells how the war acted as a catalyst for this group, leading them into an intense period of self-examination. Jim Miller - Salmagundi
About the Author
James D. Wilkinson is Associate Professor of History and of History and Literature,Harvard University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Origins of the Intellectual Resistance
PART 1 France
1. The Lessons of the Resistance
3. The Limits of Choice
PART 2 Germany
4. The Dilemmas of Opposition
5. A Foundation for Change
6. The Road to Restoration