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By Julian Bourg,François Dosse

Madame de Pompadour's well-known quip, 'Apr_s nous, le deluge,' serves as becoming idea for this energetic dialogue of postwar French highbrow and cultural existence. during the last thirty years, North American and eu scholarship has been considerably reworked by way of the absorption of poststructuralist and postmodernist theories from French thinkers. yet Julian Bourg's seamlessly edited quantity proves that, traditionally talking, French intellecutal and cultural existence seeing that global warfare has concerned even more than a couple of notorious figures and ideas. prompted via a wish to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluge showcases contemporary paintings by way of brand new brightest students of French highbrow background that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning issues within the postwar period of French suggestion. counting on fundamental and archival resources, participants study, between different issues: left-wing evaluations of the Left, the internationalizing of concept, the institutional and affective stipulations of cultural existence, and the spiritual mind's eye. They revive ignored debates and figures, and so they discover the bigger impression of political quarrels. In an afterword, preeminent French historian Fran_ois Dosse heralds the coming of a brand new new release, a historiographical sensibility that brings clean, unique views and a keenness for French heritage to the modern French highbrow enviornment. After the Deluge provides major intensity and breadth to our knowing of postwar French highbrow and cultural history.

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