Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature

Fictions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century France

Authors: Birch, Edmund

  • Provides new readings of crucial and often-discussed authors, such as Balzac and Maupassant, alongside lesser-known works, such as the Goncourts’ Charles Demailly
  • Introduces Anglophone readers to a new and developing area of French studies
  • Traces a neglected history of literary opposition to the rise of the newspapers
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This book explores how writers responded to the rise of the newspaper over the course of the nineteenth century. Taking as its subject the ceaseless intertwining of fiction and journalism at this time, it tracks the representation of newspapers and journalists in works by Honoré de Balzac, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, and Guy de Maupassant. This was an era in which novels were published in newspapers and novelists worked as journalists. In France, fiction was to prove an utterly crucial presence at the newspaper’s heart, with a gilded array of predominant literary figures active in journalism. Today, few in search of a novel would turn to the pages of a daily newspaper. But what are usually cast as discrete realms – fiction and journalism – came, in the nineteenth century, to occupy the same space, a point which complicates our sense of the cultural history of French literature.

About the authors

Edmund Birch teaches French Literature at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he is Director of Studies and College Lecturer at Churchill College and Selwyn College. He is Co-Editor of ‘Literature and the Press in France’, a special number of the journal Dix-Neuf (2017), and the author of a number of articles on French literature and the cultural history of journalism.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Birch, Edmund

    Pages 1-12

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  • Newspaper Fictions, Newspaper Histories

    Birch, Edmund

    Pages 13-57

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  • A Sentimental Education: Balzac’s Journalists

    Birch, Edmund

    Pages 59-114

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  • The Brothers Goncourt and the End of Privacy

    Birch, Edmund

    Pages 115-162

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  • Sleight of Hand: Maupassant and Actualité

    Birch, Edmund

    Pages 163-205

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century France
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72200-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72200-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72199-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 238
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