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The Resource The French writers' war, 1940-1953, by Giséle Sapiro ; translated by Vanessa Doriott Anderson and Dorrit Cohn, (electronic book)

The French writers' war, 1940-1953, by Giséle Sapiro ; translated by Vanessa Doriott Anderson and Dorrit Cohn, (electronic book)

Label
The French writers' war, 1940-1953
Title
The French writers' war, 1940-1953
Statement of responsibility
by Giséle Sapiro ; translated by Vanessa Doriott Anderson and Dorrit Cohn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The French Writers' War, 1940{u2013}1953, is a remarkably thorough account of French writers and literary institutions from the beginning of the German Occupation through France's passage of amnesty laws in the early 1950s. To understand how the Occupation affected French literary production as a whole, Gisèle Sapiro uses Pierre Bourdieu's notion of the "literary field." Sapiro surveyed the career trajectories and literary and political positions of 185 writers. She found that writers' stances in relation to the Vichy regime are best explained in terms of institutional and structural factors, rather than ideology. Examining four major French literary institutions, from the conservative French Academy to the Comité national des écrivains, a group formed in 1941 to resist the Occupation, she chronicles the institutions' histories before turning to the ways that they influenced writers' political positions. Sapiro shows how significant institutions and individuals within France's literary field exacerbated their loss of independence or found ways of resisting during the war and Occupation, as well as how they were perceived after Liberation
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
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Sapiro, Gisèle
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33.7
LC item number
.S27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • France
  • Intellectuals
  • France
Label
The French writers' war, 1940-1953, by Giséle Sapiro ; translated by Vanessa Doriott Anderson and Dorrit Cohn, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The literary logics of political engagement -- Choices under constraints -- The responsibility of the writer -- Literary salvation and the literature of salvation: Franc̦ois Mauriac and Henry Bordeaux -- Literary institutions and national crisis -- The sense of duty: the French academy -- The sense of scandal: the Goncourt academy -- The sense of distinction: the "NRF spirit" -- The sense of subversion: the Comité National des Ecrivains (CNE) -- Literary justice -- The literary court -- Literary institutions and National reconstruction -- Presentation of the survey -- The social recruitment of the literary field and of its institutions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
740 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822351788
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The French writers' war, 1940-1953, by Giséle Sapiro ; translated by Vanessa Doriott Anderson and Dorrit Cohn, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The literary logics of political engagement -- Choices under constraints -- The responsibility of the writer -- Literary salvation and the literature of salvation: Franc̦ois Mauriac and Henry Bordeaux -- Literary institutions and national crisis -- The sense of duty: the French academy -- The sense of scandal: the Goncourt academy -- The sense of distinction: the "NRF spirit" -- The sense of subversion: the Comité National des Ecrivains (CNE) -- Literary justice -- The literary court -- Literary institutions and National reconstruction -- Presentation of the survey -- The social recruitment of the literary field and of its institutions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
740 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822351788
Specific material designation
remote

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