This book, first published in 1985, examines various aspects of the intellectual achievements of writers and artists in the Vichy period; a strong emphasis on the ambiguity of much of their work emerges from the research. It goes a long way in answering the question of what it was like living under the fascist Vichy regime, and what the collaborators and resistance thought about their purpose and patriotism.
Table of Contents
Preface Roderick Kedward and Roger Austin. Introduction: Ideologies and Ambiguities Roderick Kedward. Part 1. Vichy 1. Political Surveillance and Ideological Control in Vichy France: A Study of Teachers in the Midi, 1940–1944 Roger Austin 2. Women and the National Revolution Miranda Pollard 3. Manipulators of Vichy Propaganda: A Case Study in Personality John Dixon 4. Jews and Catholics Louis Allen Part 2. Ambiguities 5. Saint-Exupéry’s Pilote de guerre: Testimony, Art and Ideology S. Benyon John 6. The Role of Joan of Arc on the Stage of Occupied Paris Gabriel Jacobs 7. Ambiguities in the Film Le Ciel est à vous Jeanie Semple 8. Catholicism Under Vichy: A Studiy in Diversity and Ambiguity Bill Halls 9. Uriage: The Assault on a Reputation Brian Darling 10. Uriage: The Influence of Context on Content Derek Robbins 11. Emmanuel Mounier, Esprit and Vichy, 1940–1944: ideology and Anti-Ideology John Wright Part 3. Resistance 12. The Resistance Experience: Teaching and Resources Hilary Footitt and John Simmonds 13. France, Soil and Language: Some Resistance Poems by Luc Bérimont and Jean Marcenac Ian Higgins 14. Les Cahiers du Silence Ethel Tolansky 15. The Maquis and the Culture of the Outlaw (With Particular Reference to the Cévennes) Roderick Kedward Outlines 16. Collaboration and Literary Criticism: Ramon Fernandez’s Barrès Bill Kidd 17. Writing Under Vichy: Ambiguity and Literary Imagination in the Non-Occupied Zone Robert Pickering 18. The Cult of Joan of Arc in French Schools, 1940–1944 Nick Atkin 19. Robert Brasillach: The Machismo of Impotence John Coombes
Roderick Kedward and Roger Austin