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War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Allen Douglas


This book features carnage and cannibalism, gender and cross-dressing, drunks and heroes, militarism and memory, all set against the background of World War I France. The book shows how a new satiric weekly, the Canard Enchaîné, exploited these topics and others to become one of France's most influential voices of reaction to the Great War. The Canard, still published today, is France's leading satiric newspaper and the most successful periodical of the twentieth century, and this book colorfully illuminates the mechanisms of its unique style. Following the Canardfrom its birth in 1915 to the ... More

Keywords: carnage, cannibalism, cross-dressing, militarism, World War I, France, Canard Enchaîné, Great War, satire, cartoons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520228764
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen Douglas, author