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dc.contributor.authorJust, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:36:12Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:36:12Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn0047-2441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/20835
dc.description.abstractThis article examines perceptions of the Algerian war among French intellectuals and in mainstream French culture. Against the background of France's social and political situation in the 1950s - declining international prominence, the loss of its colonies, rapid industrial modernization, and increasing moves toward individualism - the essay discusses the reactions of left-leaning writers and critics to the war and the way it was represented in popular culture after the escalating violence prompted more sharply defined political positions. Focusing on the issue of two types of engagements - political and literary - the author suggests that the redefined notion of commitment, as formulated by Albert Camus and Maurice Blanchot in response to Jean-Paul Sartre's emphasis on unconditional action, offered a conception of political, social and cultural transformation designed to undo the violence inherent in Sartre's promotion of self-assured values and insular ideas. © The Author(s) 2013.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of European Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0047244113492296en_US
dc.subjectAlbert Camusen_US
dc.subjectAlgerian waren_US
dc.subjectCommitted literatureen_US
dc.subjectDecolonizationen_US
dc.subjectJean-Paul Sartreen_US
dc.subjectMaurice Blanchoten_US
dc.titleThe war of writing: French literary politics and the decolonization of Algeriaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage227en_US
dc.citation.epage243en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber43en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047244113492296en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US


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