Books: Languages in Exile

Europe's new literary exiles — like Voltaire and Rousseau in 18th-Century Switzerland and Holland — now find in the U.S. a place to publish their works in their own languages. Since no new books are published in France of which the Nazis disapprove, the U.S. is the chief soil on which the French language sur vives as a free medium of expression.

Three new foreign-language publishing enterprises now active in the U.S.:

Editions de la Maison Française, in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, is run by a wispy, gentle, bespectacled little Frenchman named V. S. Crespin,...

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