Books: Out of the Night

News of France's writers was trickling out at last. During the Nazi night of occupation most of them had done some work of one kind or another:

¶ Colette (Gabrielle Goudeket), aged hothouse romancer, stayed in Paris, worked in bed as usual, churned out seven books (novels, short stories, impressions). One of them, Le Képi, is a current best-selling novel.

¶ Paul Eluard, tall, elegant Surrealist poet turned Communist, emerged as the principal literary figure of French resistance. Hunted by the Gestapo for his anti-Nazi pamphlets and clandestine magazine La Pensée Libre, he...

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