Presents a study of the intellectuals who confronted the loss of France's most prized overseas possession: colonial Algeria. Tracing the intellectual history of one of the most violent and pivotal wars of European decolonization, the author illustrates how key figures such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, agonized over the Algerian question.
James D. Le Sueur is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the editor of Mouloud Feraoun's Journal, 1955-1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War (available in a Bison Books edition) and The Decolonization Reader and The Decolonization Sourcebook. He contributed new material to Ben Abro's Assassination! July 14 and Henri Alleg's The Question, both available in Bison Books editions.