Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Art - 262 pages
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This text emphasizes the house museum as a modern construct and traces the history of ideas and images leading to its institutionalization in 20th-century France. This study analyzes representations of the homes of many French writers, arguing that the writer's home became an important part of the French patrimony.
 

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Contents

The Writers Home as Selfportrait
11
Truth and Fiction
47
Bricahracomania and la Nouvelle Psychologie
81
PhotoInterviews as Narrative Acts
123
Literary Pilgrimage and the Cult of the Writer House Museum
169
Conclusion
219
Works Cited
233
Index
253
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Elizabeth Emery is Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University, USA.

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