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Genèse et enjeux du kitsch

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Idée de littérature à l’épreuve des arts populaires (1870-1945)
  • Author: Avril-Chapuis (Bérengère)
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  • Abstract: Kitsch is a concept historically linked to industrial modernity. It corresponds to a need on the part of the bourgeoisie, the new dominant class, to copy the aristocracy without having the means to do so. But the phenomenon is not limited to that : the appearance of kitsch is a symptom which reveals a cultural crisis. Balzac is interested in this phenomenon while Rimbaud makes a literary object of it ; in the twentieth century it is appropriated as a figure of counterculture.
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  • Pages: 45 to 56
  • Last edition: 2014
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 110
  • Subcollection: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, n° 16

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3285-9
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3287-3.p.0045
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 07-08-2015
  • Language: French
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