Ghost of the Latin Quarter

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924727 | DOI:
Ghost of the Latin Quarter

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This chapter focuses on Victor Considerant's return to the Latin Quarter in Paris, France, where he had lived about a decade earlier. During this time Considerant lost the habit of writing and public speaking and his basic assumptions and intellectual thought were already out of step with the left. Despite this, he was often invited to write articles, run for public office, and give public lectures during the 1870s. Considerant died on December 27, 1893, and one of the most memorable speeches at his funeral was that of Hippolyte Destrem who movingly evoked Considerant's role in the creation of the École sociétaire.

Keywords: Victor Considerant; Latin Quarter; Paris; France; public speaking; public lectures; death; Hippolyte Destrem; École sociétaire

Chapter.  9456 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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