Book Discussion on The Interpreter

Alice Kaplan talked about her book The Interpreter, published by Free Press. She wrote about French political novelist Louis Guilloux… read more

Alice Kaplan talked about her book The Interpreter, published by Free Press. She wrote about French political novelist Louis Guilloux in her book. Mr. Guilloux was the interpreter during capital crime cases that took place between 1943 and 1946 involving American soldiers after the liberation of France. The author points out that while black soldiers only made up a small percentage of the American army, they accounted for 80 percent of the death sentences handed down by the courts. Alice Kaplan examines the different cases through the eyes of Louis Guilloux and points out the injustices he witnessed while interpreting. After her presentation she responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Dobelbower, Nicholas Assistant Professor Macalester College->French and Francophone Studies
  • Kaplan, Alice Professor Duke University->Romance Studies, Literature, and History

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Book Discussion on The Interpreter

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Nov 12, 2005

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