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Golsan, Richard Joseph 1952-

Works: 50 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 12,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Collector, Organizer of meeting
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Joseph Golsan
Vichy's afterlife : history and counterhistory in postwar France by Richard Joseph Golsan( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Vichy's Afterlife, Richard J. Golsan explores the complexities of some of the most provocative episodes of Vichy's curious persistence in France's national consciousness. He argues that each of these episodes, events, and scandals constitutes a crossroads where history and "counterhistory"--Different or competing versions of the past - encounter one another, often with explosive and even destructive consequences."--Jacket
Stalinism and nazism : history and memory compared by Henry Rousso( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism's return : scandal, revision, and ideology since 1980 by Richard Joseph Golsan( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fascism's Return, eleven leading American and European scholars examine the resurgence of fascism from many angles, providing an essential and timely view of this troubling moment in European political, cultural, and intellectual history. Intellectual and public scandals surrounding the fascist past - including the highly publicized Barbie and Touvier trials in France - are addressed. Other writers focus on controversial efforts to revise the historical representation of fascism in Germany and France. The reemergence of the "new" fascist movements and ideologies in various European nations is also examined. A final essay considers the controversial U.S. support during the 1980s of Central American dictatorships
Memory, the Holocaust, and French justice : the Bousquet and Touvier affairs( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and fascism in modern France( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of love by Pascal Bruckner( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth control, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, greater equality between the sexes, women's massive entry into the workforce, and more tolerance of homosexuality. But as Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading writers, argues in this lively and provocative reflection on the contradictions of modern love, our new freedoms have also brought new burdens and rules--without, however, wiping out the old rules, emotions, desires, and arrangements: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the demand for fidelity, the war between constancy and inconstancy. It is no wonder that love, sex, and relationships today are so confusing, so difficult, and so paradoxical. Drawing on history, politics, psychology, literature, pop culture, and current events, this book--a best seller in France--exposes and dissects these paradoxes. With his customary brilliance and wit, Bruckner traces the roots of sexual liberation back to the Enlightenment in order to explain love's supreme paradox, epitomized by the 1960s oxymoron of "free love": the tension between freedom, which separates, and love, which attaches. Ashamed that our sex lives fail to live up to such liberated ideals, we have traded neuroses of repression for neuroses of inadequacy, and we overcompensate: "Our parents lied about their morality," Bruckner writes, but "we lie about our immorality." Mixing irony and optimism, Bruckner argues that, when it comes to love, we should side neither with the revolutionaries nor the reactionaries. Rather, taking love and ourselves as we are, we should realize that love makes no progress and that its messiness, surprises, and paradoxes are not merely the sources of its pain--but also of its pleasure and glory
René Girard and myth : an introduction by Richard Joseph Golsan( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Fascism, aesthetics, and culture( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writers and the politics of complicity : crises of democracy in the 1940s and 1990s by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the political commitments of three French writers who collaborated with the Vichy Regime and Nazi Germany during World War II, and on those of three leading French intellectuals of the 1990s whose misplaced political idealism led them to support xenophobic, authoritarian regimes and dangerous historical revisionisms, Richard J. Golsan reexamines the notion of political commitment or engagement in two difficult periods in modern French history."--Jacket
The Papon affair : memory and justice on trial by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Golsan has brought together the crucial French journalistic pieces on the trial along with several essays by leading American and British scholars to help contextualize the trial for an English-speaking audience. The book delves deeply into the fascinating debates about the nature of French complicity in the Final Solution and of memory
Epic and epoch : essays on the interpretation and history of a genre( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When David M. DeVitt died in 1934, both of his sons having tragically predeceased him, the future of his estate and the West Texas ranch he had founded in 1895 seemed precariously in question. Yet Christine DeVitt, the elder surviving daughter, was determined to prove herself a worthy heir and to look out for the interests of her mother and her younger sister Helen. Set on assuming her father's active interest in the Mallet Ranch, Christine soon became a woman in a man's world. Her struggle to command respect in that world and to maintain control in managing the ranch threw the Mallet partners into a costly and protracted receivership battle, yet ultimately preserved not only the ranch but also great fortune for the partnership."--BOOK JACKET. "Although she was known for her stubborness, her procrastination, and her eccentric love for cats, Christine DeVitt ultimately managed to command the respect she sought. The Mallet partners came to recognize her as a formidable force. In 1974, John Archer, a bank officer representing two of the minority partners, found himself having to ask Christine pointed questions about her management of the ranch. Perhaps the art of persuasion dictated that he compare the minority partners to children gone astray:"--BOOK JACKET. "During this period to your great credit you became the resident keeper of the key, the son who stayed at home, the church of the middle ages, you kept the faith.... We now stand at February 2nd, 1977, as the prodigal son who has returned ... but will not be allowed to speak, contribute or even assert what he feels are injustices that have beset him during his absence."--BOOK JACKET. "Unabashed, Christine underlined in bold his final phrases of contention, then penciled in the margin, "Nobody stopped you, Mr. Partner.""--BOOK JACKET. "Yet Christine could evince an appreciable flair for humor. Unable to attend the July 1976 dedication of the David M. DeVitt and Mallet Ranch Building at the Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, Christine asked University President Grover E. Murray to convey the gratitude she felt to her parents, to the Mallet partners, to the oil industry, and to "Uncle Sam's magnanimous tax structure which has prevented even greater contributions on her part.""--BOOK JACKET. "David M. and Christine DeVitt are but two of a distinctive and intriguing frontier family, drawn engagingly by David Murrah as he limns their roles in the shaping of the Mallet Ranch and its lasting impact on West Texas."--BOOK JACKET
Literature and history : around Suite française and Les bienveillantes( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial that never ends : Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in retrospect by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fiftieth anniversary of the Adolf Eichmann trial may have come and gone but in many countries around the world there is a renewed focus on the trial, Eichmann himself, and the nature of his crimes. This increased attention also stimulates scrutiny of Hannah Arendt's influential and controversial work, Eichmann in Jerusalem."--
Mémoires occupées : fictions françaises et Seconde Guerre mondiale by Marc Dambre( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soixante-dix ans après la fin des hostilités, les tragédies et les questions liées à la Seconde Guerre mondiale continuent d'occuper les esprits et la culture, la création et le commentaire. Certaines de ces productions contestent des vérités admises, et jusqu'à la possibilité d'un accord. Des spécialistes d'origine et d'institutions très diverses sont réunis ici pour étudier un corpus qui va de l'après-guerre à nos jours, de Maurice Bardèche à Armand Gatti, couvrant tous les genres littéraires ainsi que les arts du spectacle. Se sont joints à ces chercheurs l'historien Henry Rousso, les écrivains Laurent Binet, Pascal Bruckner et Yannick Haenel. Loin de l'unanimité souvent trompeuse, les points de vue peuvent différer, ou diverger radicalement. Trois axes successifs relancent le débat et l'ordonnent : les hantises et recompositions imposées par le traumatisme, les écritures de l'Histoire aux prises avec la fiction, les implications et engagements suscités par l'événement
L'exception et la France contemporaine : histoire, imaginaire, littérature( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Service inutile : a study of the tragic in the theatre of Henry de Montherlant by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vichy past in France today : corruptions of memory by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the continuing impact of the memory of the Vichy regime and World War II in France. It analyzes recent political and intellectual debates, trials and the passage of contentious laws, historical controversies, and literary works and argues that the country has not yet reconciled with its past
Réne Girard and myth by Richard Joseph Golsan( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invasion and occupation of France 1940-44 : intellectual and cultural responses( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German and international perspectives on the Spanish Civil War : the aesthetics of partisanship( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vichy's afterlife : history and counterhistory in postwar France
Alternative Names
Golsan, R. J. 1952-

Golsan, R. J. (Richard Joseph), 1952-

Golsan, Richard

Golsan, Richard J.

Golsan, Richard J. 1952-

Golsan, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1952-

Golsan, Richard Joseph

Richard J. Golsan historiador estadounidense

Richard Joseph Golsan

English (140)

French (12)

Stalinism and nazism : history and memory comparedFascism's return : scandal, revision, and ideology since 1980Memory, the Holocaust, and French justice : the Bousquet and Touvier affairsGender and fascism in modern FranceRené Girard and myth : an introductionFrench writers and the politics of complicity : crises of democracy in the 1940s and 1990sThe Papon affair : memory and justice on trialEpic and epoch : essays on the interpretation and history of a genreRéne Girard and myth