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Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Joseph Frank


This book consists of essays and reviews that address social, political, and cultural issues which arose in connection with literature broadly conceived in the wake of World War I, and extending throughout the twentieth century. The first portion of the volume concerns France, with both essays on individual writers—such as Paul Valéry, Jacques Maritain, Albert Camus, Andre Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Yves Bonnefoy—and a piece on French intellectuals between the wars. The second part concerns Germany and Romania, with essays on Ernst Juenger, Gottfried Benn, Erich Kahler, E. M. Cioran, and o ... More

Keywords: World War I, France, Paul Valry, Jacques Maritain, Albert Camus, Andre Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre, Yves Bonnefoy, intellectuals, literary criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823239252
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Frank, author
Princeton University