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Jules VerneNarratives of Modernity$
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Edmund J. Smyth

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236948

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.001.0001

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Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon

Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon

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(p.11) 2 Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon
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Jules Verne
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Arthur B. Evans

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Discontinued
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.003.0002

This chapter discusses the relationship between Verne and the French literary canon. It begins in the 1863–1905 period, when the Académie Française refused to acknowledge Verne as a writer of ‘real’ literary merit despite his popular success. Verne's lack of ‘official’ recognition may be attributed to rigid and hierarchically defined notion of littérature itself during this period. The discussions then turn to the evolution of Verne's literary reputation during the period of 1905 to 1955, and the reassessment of Verne in the French literary canon during the 1960s and 1970s.

Keywords:   French literature, French literary tradition, science fiction novels, literary canonization, literary reputation

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