Flower, John E. (2003) Introduction. In: Autour de la ‘Lettre aux Directeurs de la Résistance’ de Jean Paulhan. University of Exeter Press, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Exeter UK, pp. 1-40. ISBN 2 86781308 5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Paulhan’s essay, published in 1952, was the most sustained criticism of the prevailing atmosphere of the post-war years in France. In particular it is directed at the Communist dominated Comité national des écrivains (of which Paulhan had been a member) that carried out a witch hunt of all those intellectuals and writers it considered to have been guilty of collaboration. In particular the introduction compares Paulhan’s position with that of Camus and Mauriac. It draws on hitherto unexplored archival material and provides a major contribution to our understanding of this period.

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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
D History General and Old World > DC France
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
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