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War, Memory, and the Politics of HumorThe Canard Enchaine  and World War I$
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Allen Douglas

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228764

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228764.001.0001

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War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Allen Douglas

University of California Press

This chapter examines the criticism and foreigner bashing found on the pages of the Canard. This was mostly the result of the international connection of postwar economic difficulties, such as the decline of the franc and the problem of debts owed to the United States and Britain. The chapter shows that the Anglo-Saxons were more prone to the Canard's attacks. The first section studies the use of English tourists in caricature, while the second section presents a letter from a regular reader of the Canard, Jean Armand, who talked about stereotypes and the debts of France. This is followed by a discussion of “Uncle Shylock”.

Keywords:   foreigner bashing, economic difficulties, debts, caricature, English tourists, stereotypes, Uncle Shylock

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