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The Tears of <i>L’Intran</i>

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780520228764
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0005
The Tears of L’Intran

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This chapter discusses the “tears of L'Intran”, which illustrated the satirical attack on the confrontational mass press and the techniques that brought humor from tragedy. The discussion examines the moving patriotic anecdotes that were published by the L'Intransigeant, a former leftist newspaper. The Canard made a mockery of these stories and created parodies based on them. Eventually, the L'Intransigeant was known for transforming suffering or tears into militarism, while the Canard was known for transmuting both into humor.

Keywords: tears of L'Intran; satirical attack; patriotic anecdotes; L'Intransigeant; parody; militarism

Chapter.  5275 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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