Emigre New York: French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan, 1940-1944

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Consider the oddly juxtaposed eminence of those in attendance: Wartime New York was the city where French Symbolism, in the person of Maurice Maeterlinck, came to live out its last productive years; where French surrealism, in the person of Andre Breton, came to survive; and where French structuralism, in the person of Claude Levi-Strauss, came to be born. From the largely forgotten prewar visit to the city of Petain and Laval to the seizing, burning, and capsizing of the Normandie, France's floating museum, in the Hudson ...

Emigre New York: French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan, 1940-1944 2000, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801862861

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