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French writers and the politics of complicity : crises of democracy in the 1940s and 1990s

Author: Richard Joseph Golsan
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the political commitments of three French writers who collaborated with the Vichy Regime and Nazi Germany during World War II, and on those of three leading French intellectuals of the 1990s whose misplaced political idealism led them to support xenophobic, authoritarian regimes and dangerous historical revisionisms, Richard J. Golsan reexamines the notion of political commitment or engagement in two  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Joseph Golsan
ISBN: 0801882583 9780801882586
OCLC Number: 60402023
Description: x, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Henry de Montherlant : political complicity and the wages of ambivalence --
Complicity and Apocalypse : Châteaubriant, nazism, and millenarianism --
Giono : complicity, pacifism, and the place of the "poet" --
Alain Finkielkraut and Croatia : sovereignty, nationalism, and european memory --
The "Debray Affair" --
Through nazism darkly : Stéphane Courtois, historical revisionism, and the Black book of communism controversy.
Responsibility: Richard J. Golsan.
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