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Left-Wing Intellectuals in the entre-deux-guerres

  • Jean-François Sirinelli

Abstract

The 1930s, throughout which André Gide was in the thick of many of the disputes taking place on the French Left, constituted an intensive period of political engagement for intellectuals—so intensive, in fact, that this period has become a reference point, indeed, a source of nostalgia. “Where are the Gides, the Malraux, the Alains, the Langevins of today?” asked Max Gallo, writer and spokesman of Pierre Mauroy’s Socialist government in July of 1983 (7). His question was a prelude to the ensuing debate among scholars that summer concerning the silence of leftist intellectuals.

Keywords

Collective Memory Political Engagement Binary Opposition Intensive Period Popular Front 
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  • Jean-François Sirinelli

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