Abstract

Abstract:

I first consider how Louis Cario and Charles Régismanset's 1911 L'Exotisme, la littérature coloniale and Marius-Ary Leblond's 1913 La France devant l'Europe and 1926 Après l'exotisme de Loti: Le Roman colonial instrumentalize littérature coloniale to criticize the novel genre. I then show why Victor Segalen's novel Les Immémoriaux—for Cario, Régismanset, and Leblond the only example of littérature coloniale—constitutes an even harsher critique of the genre. I conclude with an examination of the reception of Segalen's novel, arguing that rather than the formal innovation of Les Immémoriaux, it was the ideological climate that rendered its reception tepid.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6598
Print ISSN
0026-7910
Pages
pp. 974-999
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-07
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.