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Maurice Barrès, écrivain et journaliste littéraire

Abstract : Continuing and supplementing previous work on the relationship between literature and the press in 19th century France, this dissertation presents and examines a selection of articles devoted to literature written by Maurice Barrès between 1883 and 1923. Considering the literary career of the author of Le Roman de l'énergie nationale through his journalistic work, this analysis throws new light on the state of "écrivain-journaliste" in the historical and cultural background of the Belle Époque. Indeed, Barrès appears here as a symbol of a literary generation that built and maintained its enduring legacy in the literary field thanks to its journalistic writing. The press played an educative role for Barrès, allowing him to define the novelist he wished to become. By revealing the reader behind the writer, close readings of Barrès' critical studies and literary chronicles exposes an auctorial "posture" chosen by the artist and offers a genesis of the Barresian sensibility. Press articles thus became a space of self-reflexivity and development for Barrès' literary art. Yet, just as the art of the novelist influenced the poetics of the journalist, a media imagination flourished in the universe of the fiction writer as well. Across all of his writing, then, Barrès created hybrid texts that interrogate the very notion of literature
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Séverine Depoulain. Maurice Barrès, écrivain et journaliste littéraire. Littératures. Université de Lorraine, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LORR0377⟩. ⟨tel-01749580⟩



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