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Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

My Son, 'Les Miz,' and Me

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Lives have soundtracks. Les Miz is ours.

A Walk With Jean Valjean and Cosette

Lee Fahnestock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Lee Fahnestock

The first of a series of walks by the translator of the first complete, modern edition of Victor Hugo's great novel, Les Misérables. Walk one: Jean Valjean leads Cosette to their first Paris home.