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Author Sanos, Sandrine.

Title The aesthetics of hate : far-right intellectuals, antisemitism, and gender in 1930s France / Sandrine Sanos
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents "The crisis is in man": the nation, the self, and cultural politics in the 1930s -- A genealogy of the far-right -- "Will we get out of French abjection?": the politics and aesthetics insurgency of the young new right -- The absent author: Maurice Blanchot and the subjection of politics -- "Negroid Jews against white men": Louis-Ferdinand Céline and the politics of literature -- The race of fascism: Je suis partout, race, and culture
Summary This book examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals, showing that they defined Frenchness in racial, gendered, and sexual terms. A broad, ambitious cultural and intellectual history, the book offers a provocative reinterpretation of a topic that has long been the subject of controversy. In works infused with rhetorics of abjection, disgust, and dissolution, such writers as Maulnier, Brasillach, Céline, and Blanchot imagined the nation through figures deemed illegitimate or inferior - Jews, colonial subjects, homosexuals, women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antisemitism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Fascist aesthetics -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Radicalism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Right-wing extremists -- France -- History -- 20th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012014036
ISBN 0804782830 (electronic bk.)
9780804782838 (electronic bk.)