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By Julian Bourg,François Dosse

Madame de Pompadour's well-known quip, 'Apr_s nous, le deluge,' serves as becoming suggestion for this vigorous dialogue of postwar French highbrow and cultural existence. over the last thirty years, North American and eu scholarship has been considerably reworked via the absorption of poststructuralist and postmodernist theories from French thinkers. yet Julian Bourg's seamlessly edited quantity proves that, traditionally conversing, French intellecutal and cultural existence considering the fact that international conflict 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 through cutting-edge brightest students of French highbrow heritage that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning issues within the postwar period of French proposal. hoping on fundamental and archival assets, members learn, between different topics: left-wing opinions of the Left, the internationalizing of notion, the institutional and affective stipulations of cultural existence, and the non secular mind's eye. They revive missed debates and figures, they usually discover the bigger impression of political quarrels. In an afterword, preeminent French historian Fran_ois Dosse heralds the arriving of a brand new new release, a historiographical sensibility that brings clean, unique views and a keenness for French historical past to the modern French highbrow area. After the Deluge provides major intensity and breadth to our knowing of postwar French highbrow and cultural history.

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