Collection: Pierre Drieu la Rochelle

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle (1893–1945) was a French writer of novels, short stories, and political essays. His work was marked by his experience as a soldier during World War I. After the war, as the director of the Nouvelle Revue Française, he became a leading figure of cultural collaboration with the Nazis during France’s occupation. After the liberation of Paris, Drieu went into hiding and committed suicide. Two novels, The Fire Within (1931) and Gilles (1939), are his most enduring works.  

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