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Dreyfus affair

Betty Shechter

Dreyfus affair

a national scandal.

by Betty Shechter

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dreyfus, Alfred, -- 1859-1935.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination242p. :
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13656925M

    The strength of Ruth Harris's book is to present the Dreyfus Affair as a human and social drama. Whereas many accounts concentrate on the conspiratorial and public dimensions of the debate, Harris--who has read thousands of the private letters of those involved--moves easily between the public and the private, the intellectual and the emotional Cited by:   The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth and Justice, [Berkeley: University of California Press, ], pp. ) is a must-read for anyone interested in this subject. I will add, too, that whenever I am in France and need to introduce myself, and my listeners appear to have trouble understanding me (my spoken French is not up to the level anyone.

    “Begley''s riveting details and unremitting passion make this book a worthy successor to J''accuse.”--Jewish Book World "No other work in English on the Dreyfus Affair matches the clarity, the concision, and the passion of this one. A lawyer and novelist, Louis Begley explains the legal technicalities and untangles a byzantine narrative. From the Dreyfus Affair, it is noted that the facts of Dreyfus’s guilt or innocence is less relevant than the hostile atmosphere that the trial created in which the French country was split and people were even chanting, “Death to the Jews.”.

    the Dreyfus affair? More than years have passed since Dreyfus was convicted of treason, and it has been more than a century since he was exonerated. With the facts of the case long settled, the archives thoroughly mined, and hundreds of books and articles published, it would seem unlikely that there is much left to be discovered or said. The Dreyfus Affair: The History and Legacy of France’s Most Notorious Antisemitic Political Scandal examines the chain of events that produced one of the most notorious episodes in .


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Numerous books have been written about the Affair in which French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused of treason, and this volume by Piers Paul Read, simply titled "The Dreyfus Affair," is a solid recollection of the case that garnered worldwide attention in the by: 3.

Numerous books have been written about the Affair in which French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused of treason, and this volume by Piers Paul Read, simply titled "The Dreyfus Affair," is a solid recollection of the case that garnered worldwide attention in Dreyfus affair book s/5(49).

Popular Dreyfus Affair Books Showing of 12 An Officer and a Spy (Hardcover) by. Robert Harris (Goodreads Author) (shelved 9 times as dreyfus-affair) avg rating — 20, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. The Dreyfus Affair pops up time and again when reading French books from the end of the nineteenth century.

I've recently been reading Proust's In Search of Lost Time in which the characters keep discussing the Affair and anyone who has read anything about Zola will realise that Zola played a significant part in the Affair/5.

This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus affair. It represents, in its polemical entirety, a classic defense of human rights and a searing denunciation of fanaticism and prejudice. The book opens with the complete text of "J'Accuse," Zola's public letter to the French authorities.

The Belle Epoque combined a preoccupation with the noblesse of the old regime with the seeds for modernism, says Oxford history professor Ruth Harris, author of an award-winning book on the Dreyfus picks the best books on a golden period in France before the outbreak of World War I.

Dreyfus Affair (drā´fəs, drī–), the controversy that occurred with the treason conviction () of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus (–), a French artillery officer and graduate of the French military academy.

The Case The case arose when a French spy in the German embassy discovered a handwritten bordereau [schedule], received by Major Maximilien von Schwartzkoppen, German military.

Dreyfus affair, political crisis, beginning in and continuing throughin France during the Third Republic. The controversy centered on the question of the guilt or innocence of army captain Alfred Dreyfus, who had been convicted of treason for allegedly selling military secrets to the Germans in The Dreyfus affair deeply divided France, not just over the fate of the man at its center but also over a range of issues, including politics, religion and national : Elizabeth Nix.

Robert Harris’s novel about the Dreyfus affair An Officer and a Spy has been named the best thriller of the year by the Crime Writers’ Association. Harris’s book, which won him the £25,   The unjust conviction of French Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus on charges of treason started the Dreyfus affair, a major event in European anti-Semitism.

This documentary history is designed to introduce the broad outlines and significant legacies of the Dreyfus affair, from the captain s arrest in to the centennial of J Accuse, mile Zola s scathing indictment of the French military Price: $   T he Dreyfus Affair constitutes one of those moments of history that a lot people know of rather than much about.

Even among well educated people there's often little more than a headline. This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus affair.

It represents, in its polemical entirety, a classic defense of human rights and a searing denunciation of fanaticism and prejudice. The book opens with the complete text of "J'Accuse," Zola's public letter to the French authorities.5/5(1). The novel won the Walter Scott Prize (), and the American Library in Paris Book Award ().

Film. Robert Harris was inspired to write the novel by his friend Roman Polanski's longtime interest in the Dreyfus affair.

Harris followed up the novel with a script of the Author: Robert Harris. In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, “I can’t imagine a more unequivocal, socially acute, or legally astute book about the whole hateful Dreyfus Affair than Louis Begley’s “Why Dreyfus Matters.” Add to that the limpidity, the novelist’s eye, the moral passion, and the very considerable narrative gifts that have made Begley’s.

The Dreyfus affair never goes away, and is the subject of a brave new book by the novelist and lawyer Louis Begley, “Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters” (Yale; $24). The Dreyfus Affair remains astonishing, and this exceptional piece of popular fiction does it justice.

Anderson regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for Book World. AN OFFICER AND A SPY. Leslie Derfler, the foremost American authority on the Dreyfus Affair, puts the Affair in historical and social context for the reader.

In addition to an historical overview, other essays examine the French political context before Dreyfus, the issue of anti-Semitism in the Affair, the Socialists' position, and how historical perceptions of the 3/5(1).

A patient, fair-minded exploration of the human ideals, hatreds and delusions that were on display in the Dreyfus Affair, “the most famous cause célèbre in French history.”.

In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, “I can’t imagine a more unequivocal, socially acute, or legally astute book about the whole hateful Dreyfus Affair than Louis Begley’s “Why Dreyfus Matters.” Add to that the limpidity, the novelist’s eye, the moral passion, and the very considerable narrative gifts that have made Begley’s Brand: Yale University Press.

Dreyfus A Family Affair, By Michael Burns pages. HarperCollins. $ The Dreyfus affair, as it has come to be known, was the most famous court case of the belle epoque.The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two novels who sees the Dreyfus affair as a defining moment in the history of the Catholic Church, Dreyfus was a less than admirable figure.

1 online resource (xxii, pages, [10] pages of plates): "On OctoAlfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery captain attached to the French General Staff, was arrested on charges of having betrayed his country by selling military secrets to the :