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René Blum, Man of Letters

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter follows Blum’s career first as a young man in the offices of Revue Blanche where he met great poets such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry, artists such as Edouard Vuillard, Edgar ... More


René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is the first lengthy inquiry into the life and times of René Blum, the successor to Serge Diaghilev and a distinguished Parisian author, editor, critic, and producer. Léon Blum, his older ... More


Léon Blum: In the Present, for the Future

Julian Wright

in Socialism and the Experience of Time: Idealism and the Present in Modern France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199533589
eISBN:
9780191841965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199533589.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a fresh reading of the intellectual work of one of the towering figures of French modern history. By connecting the ideas of Léon Blum to Jewish concepts of justice in the ... More


The Travails of the French Left

Isser Woloch

in The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the French Left. After the fall of France in June 1940, the French parliament convoked in the town of Vichy granted “full powers” to Marshal Pétain, thereby interring the Third ... More


The Road to Vichy

Emanuel Rota

in A Pact with Vichy: Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245642
eISBN:
9780823252824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245642.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Angelo Tasca’s La naissance du fascisme, a masterpiece on the history of fascism, was published in 1938 at a time when Léon Blum was still trying to salvage the Popular Front in France. The book ... More


Pierre Birnbaum, Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist trans. Arthur Goldhammer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 218 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist (2015), by Pierre Birnbaum. In Léon Blum, Birnbaum offers a biography of the twentieth-century French political leader Léon ... More


Popular Front and War

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

In Russia, Stalinism attempted to build a society on the basis of proletarian civil society, but with the overbearing state gathering all reins of authority into its hands. Internationally, Communism ... More


Patriotism’s Breaking Point: L’Insurgé (1937)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The weekly publication L’Insurgé (the Insurgent) is presented, including Blanchot’s political and literary writing for it. We are taken through invectives against the condition of France and against ... More


Terrorism as a Method of Public Safety: Combat (July–December 1936)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Looks further at Blanchot’s work for Combat, in particular a piece reacting to Blum’s government which uses extreme language.


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