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Laurent Binet's Metafictional Dilemma

HHhH, a remarkable new historical novel by a young French author named Laurent Binet, has been getting a lot of attention. The book, a sly and woolly ponderance of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovokia during World War II, is as good as all the hype suggests. What makes HHhH stand out is the author's approach to his historical plot. Years ago, before he became a published author, he lived and taught in Slovokia and became possessed by the legend of the Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich's assassination in Prague in 1942.
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Entertainment / Books : The A.V. Club - Books (3 years ago)

Laurent Binet’s award-winning debut novel, HHhH, is fascinating, compelling, and frustrating, for reasons too intertwined to be separated. The book is about Reinhard Heydrich, the tall, blond Nazi leader who best exemplified Hitler’... Read Post

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Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon (3 years ago)

In The Telegraph "Jasper Rees talks to Laurent Binet about his playful new novel about an assasination attempt, HHhH." Rees notes about the book: It all sounds highly French, and in other hands the novel's squeamish contortions migh... Read Post

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Academics / Literature : The Kenyon Review Blog (3 years ago)

I sought out with immense eagerness the English translation of Laurent Binet’s Prix-Goncourt-winning novel, HHhH. This book concerns Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. I had a personal interest... Read Post


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