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Book review: 'And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris' by Alan Riding
Book review: 'And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris' by Alan Riding

And The Show Went On Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris Alan Riding Alfred A. Knopf: 400 pp., $28.95 A lot has been written about the political, social and moral aspects of France under German occupation in World War II. Alan Riding, the former longtime New York Times cultural correspondent in Europe, now provides an arresting and detailed account of the French arts scene at the time. "And The Show Went On" is a big story and insidiously troubling. Big because, in 1940, France was the world's art capital; unquestionably in painting, and to a large extent in film, music and literature. Troubling as a reflection of what was happening in the country as a whole. The...

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