Bernard-Henry Lévy on Semprún

June 19, 2011

Bernard-Henry Lévy pays tribute to Jorge Semprún, the Spanish novelist and public intellectual who died earlier this month:

He had the eyes of a warrior, but his gaze became veiled and a bit haunted when he spoke of “his” dead — glorious elders of the Spanish Civil War, companions of the maquis and the Resistance, comrades who had gone up in smoke at Buchenwald.

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