The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism Glenn H. Roe

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Published: October 16th 2014

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The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism by Glenn H. Roe
October 16th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: | 6.46 Mb

In many ways, the development of twentieth-century literary criticism and theory can be seen as a prolonged struggle against the pervading influence of nineteenth-century positivist historicism. Anglo-American New Criticism and later FrenchMoreIn many ways, the development of twentieth-century literary criticism and theory can be seen as a prolonged struggle against the pervading influence of nineteenth-century positivist historicism. Anglo-American New Criticism and later French Post-structuralism and Deconstruction are the best-known instances of this conflict.

Less widely known, but no less important to contemporary literary studies, are Charles Péguys earlier debates with French academichistoricism in the years leading up to World War One. First examined by Antoine Compagnon in his ground-breaking work La Troisième République des lettres in 1983, it is a period in French literary and cultural history that remains, some thirty years later, largely untreated in English.

This book thus addressesan important, albeit relatively unexplored, moment in the development of twentieth-century literary history and theory. By way of Péguys foundational polemics with modernity and his role in the related crisis of historicism, we gain a better understanding of the critical basis from which similar anti-positivist and anti-historicist critiques were later enacted on both sides of the Atlantic. In situating Péguys passions and polemics within the larger cultural and historicalcontext, Glenn H.

Roe invites us to reconsider and re-evaluate Péguys place among twentieth-century literary figures. Beyond its literary-critical aspects, The Passion of Charles Péguy provides a general view of early twentieth-century debates related to the role of literary studies in modern society, the reform ofthe French educational system, and the formation of literary history as an academic discipline in both France and abroad.



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