The international bestseller: a cry of witness to the 20th century - the unforgettable memoir of 70 years of contemporary and personal history from the great French filmmaker, journalist and intellectual Claude Lanzmann. 'A masterpiece' Le Point 'A masterpiece' Der Spiegel 'A masterpiece' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Claude Lanzmann is an 84-year-old French journalist, political commentator and film director of the classic nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary film Shoah (1985). Lanzmann is chief editor of the journal Les Temps Modernes, which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre. His memoir, The Patagonian Hare, is his first book.
A breathless book. The zest for adventure is compelling, the writing fluent and inventive, the character sketches dazzling, the action sequences enthralling' * New Statesman * Full of passion and conviction, The Patagonian Hare is a remarkable account of an extraordinary life * Sunday Times * Extraordinary... The Patagonian Hare is monstrously vain, a rodomontade of Lanzmann's triumphs, as well as cinemtaically vivid, bursting with memorable stories and endlessly fascinating * Sunday Telegraph *