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The Resource French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture

French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture

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French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture
Title
French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to provide a sustained critical analysis of the literary-aesthetic dimension of French fascism--the peculiarly French form of what Walter Benjamin called the fascist "aestheticizing of politics." Focusing first on three important extremist nationalist writers at the turn of the century and then on five of the most visible fascist intellectuals in France in the 1930s, David Carroll shows how both traditional and modern concepts of art figure in the elaboration of fascist ideology--and in the presentation of fascism as an art of the political. Carroll is concerned with the internal relations of fascism and literature--how literary fascists conceived of politics as a technique for fashioning a unified people and transforming the disparate elements of society into an organic, totalized work of art. He explores the logic of such aestheticizing, as well as the assumptions about art, literature, and culture at the basis of both the aesthetics and politics of French literary fascists. His book reveals how not only classical humanism but also modern aesthetics that defend the autonomy and integrity of literature became models for xenophobic forms of nationalism and extreme "cultural" forms of anti-Semitism. A cogent analysis of the ideological function of literature and culture in fascism, this work helps us see the ramifications of thinking of literature or art as the truth or essence of politics. -- Publisher description
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UkLiU
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1944-
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Carroll, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Fascism and literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Antisemitism
  • Antisemitism in literature
  • France
Label
French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Literary fascists:
  • Fascism as aesthetic experience: Robert Brasillach and the politics of literature
  • The fascist imagined community: the myths of Europe and totalitarian man in Drieu la Rochelle
  • Literary fascism and the problem of gender: the aesthetics of the body in Drieu la Rochelle
  • Literary anti-semitism: the poetics of race in Drumont and Céline
  • The art of anti-semitic rage: Lucien Rebatet's aesthetics of violence
  • A literary fascism beyond fascism: Thierry Maulnier and the ideology of culture
  • Afterword:
  • Literary fascism and the case of Paul de Man
  • Introduction:
  • Literature, culture, fascism
  • pt. 1.
  • The fathers of French literary fascism:
  • The use and abuse of culture: Maurice Barrès and the ideology of the collective subject
  • The beautiful community: the fascist legacy of Charles Péguy
  • The nation as artwork: Charles Maurras and the classical origins of French literary fascism
  • pt. 2.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691037233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
French literary fascism: nationalism, anti-semitism and the ideology of culture
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Literary fascists:
  • Fascism as aesthetic experience: Robert Brasillach and the politics of literature
  • The fascist imagined community: the myths of Europe and totalitarian man in Drieu la Rochelle
  • Literary fascism and the problem of gender: the aesthetics of the body in Drieu la Rochelle
  • Literary anti-semitism: the poetics of race in Drumont and Céline
  • The art of anti-semitic rage: Lucien Rebatet's aesthetics of violence
  • A literary fascism beyond fascism: Thierry Maulnier and the ideology of culture
  • Afterword:
  • Literary fascism and the case of Paul de Man
  • Introduction:
  • Literature, culture, fascism
  • pt. 1.
  • The fathers of French literary fascism:
  • The use and abuse of culture: Maurice Barrès and the ideology of the collective subject
  • The beautiful community: the fascist legacy of Charles Péguy
  • The nation as artwork: Charles Maurras and the classical origins of French literary fascism
  • pt. 2.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691037233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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