Modiano, Dora Bruder

We will discuss Patrick Modiano's novel/memoir/history/detective story, Dora Bruder on Thursday, April 21. Here are some questions to consider as you read it:

1) How much of the life of Dora Bruder is Modiano able to reconstruct? What does he learn about her? Her parents? Other Jews?

2) What do we learn about the fate of Parisian Jews during the German occupation?

3) How has Paris changed or not changed between the 1940s and the 1990s (when Modiano wrote this book)?

4) What part does the cityscape of Paris play in his work?

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