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Published: 16 December 2014

272 Pages | 3 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198718079

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The Passion of Charles Péguy

Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Glenn H. Roe

  • The only recent book on Péguy in English
  • Resituates Péguy as a literary thinker, rather than polemicist or poet
  • Examines a seminal moment in French intellectual history that is relatively unexplored
  • Provides an intellectual history of pre-WWI French educational reforms
  • Situates Péguy in the broader contemporary debate around the role of literary studies in modern society