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The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France

Sandrine Sanos


This book examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals, showing that they defined Frenchness in racial, gendered, and sexual terms. A broad, ambitious cultural and intellectual history, the book offers a provocative reinterpretation of a topic that has long been the subject of controversy. In works infused with rhetorics of abjection, disgust, and dissolution, such writers as Maulnier, Brasillach, Céline, and Blanchot imagined the nation through figures deemed illegitimate or inferior—Jews, colonial subjects, homosexuals, women. The author argues that these ... More

Keywords: far-right intellectuals, France, anti-Semitism, gender, racism, hate, nationalism, Maulnier, Brasillach, Blanchot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804774574
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandrine Sanos, author