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Author Datta, Venita, 1961-

Title Birth of a national icon : the literary avant-garde and the origins of the intellectual in France / Venita Datta
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]
©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Illustrations ix -- Introduction Birth of a National Icon 1 -- Chapter 1 The Literary Avant-Garde at the Fin de Siecle 17 -- Chapter 2 The Generation of 1890 39 -- Chapter 3 Aristocrat or Proletarian?: Intellectuals and Elites in Fin-de-Siecle France 65 -- Chapter 4 The Jew as Intellectual, the Intellectual as Jew 85 -- Chapter 5 Intellectuals, Honor, and Manhood at the Fin de Siecle 117 -- Chapter 6 The Sword or the Pen: Competing Visions of the Hero at the Fin de Siecle 135 -- Chapter 7 Individualism and Solidarity: Organicist Discourse in the Dreyfus Affair 183 -- Conclusion From "Mystique" to "Politique" 205
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-305) and index
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Subject Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- France.
Intellectuals -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- France.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585089876 (electronic bk.)
9780585089874 (electronic bk.)