Author Jonathan Littell on Syria 'I'm Fundamentally a Pessimist'

American-French author Jonathan Littell caused a sensation with his 2006 novel "The Kindly Ones." His latest book is based on his experiences with opposition fighters in Syria, including in the city of Homs. In a SPIEGEL interview, Littell explains why he believes the chaos in Syria could spread to its neighbors, including Lebanon.
Author Jonathan Littell says he is interested in studying human behavior in the context of armed conflict.

Author Jonathan Littell says he is interested in studying human behavior in the context of armed conflict.

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Interview conducted by Romain Leick.