Frank Fairfield

Fibs and Fantasy

The Nuremberg Interviews: Conversations with the Defendants and Witnesses

By

Pimlico 490pp £20 order from our bookshop

Nuremberg: Evil on Trial

By

Review 376pp £20 order from our bookshop

These two books mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Nuremberg tribunal, but with the trial of Saddam Hussein dragging on in Iraq they could hardly be more topical. The issue of the responsibility of leaders for the crimes of their regimes has, far from being buried with the crack of the last Nazi neck in the Nuremberg noose, arisen again in Rwanda, Bosnia, and now in Iraq.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • 'One of the reasons for its longevity is that it has virtually nothing to say about science and technology at all,… ,
    • 'The characters in many of these stories are trapped in the obsessive present tense of their own thoughts; in the m… ,
    • 'Libraries, for much of their existence, have embodied in microcosm many of the characteristics of the totalitarian… ,
    • 'Moss and Cynthia buy several properties through which to launder their ill-gotten gains, take lots of drugs, have… ,
    • 'Never mind the imperial cult. This is the cult of Boris. What happened to Rome?' From the LR archive:… ,
    • Thirty-two years ago this month, we published Muriel Spark's short story, 'A Playhouse Called Remarkable' Read it… ,
    • Time travel, bicycles and white horses populate @WomackPhilip's roundup of children's books by @marcussedgwick,… ,