Not since The Oppermans has Feuchtwanger so successfully tapped the rich vein of current social problems as he does in this realistic picture of the German exiles in their new setting (in this case, Paris). ""Paris Gazette"" is the name of the journal run by the exiles, but controlled by a man who fears the repercussions of vitriolic pronouncements against the Nazis. Through the interlinking of the lives of men and women concerned, one gets highlights and shadows of an unreal new world, honeycombed with Nazi propagandists. The fight for principle, infinitely more important than the individual concerned, wrecks lives -- and they all face another period of rebuilding. A powerful and challenging book-not for hammock reading.