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The Fall of Paris 1942

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Stalin Prize for Literature (1942, USSR)

Publishers: France - EDITIONS D'HIER ET D'AUJOURD'HUI (1964), MESSIDOR (1989), Germany - AUFBAU-VERLAG (1987), BUCHCLUB 65 (1988), Turkey - SOSYAL YAYINLAR (1975), EVRENSEL BASIM YAYIN (2002), USA/UK - MAY FAIR BOOKS (1962), SIMON PUBLICATIONS (2002)

 

In 1940 Ilya Ehrenburg spent some time in Paris, then occupied by German troops. His novel The Fall of Paris (written in 1942) deals with the decay of French society from 1935 to 1940, and also presents an excellent eye-witness account of the Occupation.