Survival, 1956–1968

in Living in Arcadia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780226389257
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226389288 | DOI:
Survival, 1956–1968

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Arcadie's first years in Paris are considered as the period of the “catacombs.” Since André Baudry's apartment could no longer accommodate all who wanted to attend Arcadie's weekly meetings, Arcadie held these meetings at whatever place was available. The group's main activity was the publication of the review. The main contributors were Michel Duchein, Paul Hillairet, André Gaillard, and André Lafond. Arcadie's period of the catacombs ended in April 1957, when it acquired permanent premises in the Rue Béranger in Paris's Third Arrondissement to house the “Literary and Scientific Club of the Latin Countries.” This chapter describes the existence of Arcadie during the years 1956–1968, a period of survival for the group. It looks at the libertarian socialist Daniel Guérin and his involvement with Arcadie and comments on the French parliament's passage of the “Mirguet” amendment, introduced in July 1960 by Paul Mirguet, a Gaullist deputy for Moselle. During a parliamentary debate on a government bill against the “social scourges” of alcoholism and prostitution, Mirguet proposed to add homosexuality to the roster.

Keywords: Arcadie; André Baudry; homosexuality; Daniel Guérin; social scourges; Paul Mirguet; Mirguet amendment; parliament; review

Chapter.  10638 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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