Pascal Bruckner is one of the most influential intellectuals in France. Among his most famous works are the essays Temptation of Innocence (1995, Prix Médicis de l’Essai), The Tyranny of Guilt (2006); and the novels Evil Angels (1981 – adapted as a film by Roman Polanski) and They Stole our Beauty (1997 – Prix Renaudot). His last essay A Brief Eternity will be published in its English translation by Polity Press.