We're pleased to welcome Alice Kaplan as our guest blogger. Alice writes about French literature and history and teaches at Yale. In April she published Dreaming in French: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis--which is also a history of French-American relations in postwar France. Right now she's in residence at "Les Glycines: Centre d'Etudes Diocésain" in Algiers, working on a preface for the first translation of Albert Camus' 1958 Chroniques algériennes [Algerian reports]. She'll be blogging on the road this week from Algiers and from Rabat.