FRANCE: Green Eyes

FRANCE Green Eyes "From the first it was Sylvie's eyes," wrote French Novelist Jean-Louis Bory (1945 Prix Goncourt). "I saw them as green, but was it green? Clear and deep, surely—and with a cold limpid quality that masked her glance better than closed eyelids." Others had gazed into Sylvie Paul's eyes and tried to plumb their mystery—fellow fighters in the Resistance, German officers from whom she coaxed many a secret, Gestapo bullies at Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Something Soft in the Cellar. Novelist Bory, an inveterate courtroom spectator, discovered Sylvie soon after the war,when she was haled into court for stealing from...

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