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The Patagonian Hare

A Memoir

The Patagonian Hare( )
Author: Lanzmann, Claude
Translator: Gaffney, John
Wynne, Frank
Publication Date:Jun 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

"Even if I lived a hundred lives, I still wouldn't be exhausted." These words capture the intensity of the experiences of Claude Lanzmann, a man whose acts have always been a negation of resignation: a member of the French Resistance at sixteen, a friend to Jean-Paul Sartre and a lover to Simone de Beauvoir, and the director of movies including one of the most important films in the history of cinema, Shoah.

In these pages, Lanzmann composes a hymn to life that flows...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Individual Director
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.92 x 8.15 x 1.35 Inches
Book Weight:1.37 Pounds
Author Biography
Lanzmann, Claude (Author)
Claude Lanzmann was born in Paris, France on November 27, 1925. At the age of 18, he joined the communist resistance during the occupation of France and smuggled small arms under the eyes of the Gestapo in Clermont-Ferrand. After the war, he studied philosophy at the University of Tübingen. He taught briefly at the Free University of Berlin. As a journalist, he covered East Germany for Le Monde and contributed to the journal Les Temps Modernes, eventually becoming the editor in chief for many years.

He was a film director. His films included Why Israel, Shoah, Tsahal, Le Rapport Karski, Le Dernier des Injustes, Napalm, and Shoah: Les Quatre Soeurs. His autobiography, The Patagonian Hare, was published in 2009. He was made a Commandeur of the Légion d'Honneur in 2006 and promoted to Grand Officier in 2011. He died on July 5, 2018 at the age of 92.


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