The French Writers War 1940 1953

Author: Gisèle Sapiro
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822395126
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The French Writers' War, 1940–1953, 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.

Entre Hommes

Author: Todd W. Reeser
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780874130249
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Despite its debt to French thought for theoretical constructs, masculinity studies have been dominated by work on English-language texts and contexts. This volume considers what is meant by 'French' or 'Francophone' masculinities per se and how these identities have or have not changed over time.

French Xx Bibliography

Author: William J. Thompson
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9781575911045
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The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 57 in the series contains nearly 10,000 entries. William H. Thompson is Associate Professor of French and Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis.