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Mourning Glory
The Will of the French Revolution

Marie-Hélène Huet

232 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 20 illus.
Paper 1997 | ISBN 9780812216172 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £19.99
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A volume in the series Critical Authors & Issues

"In Mourning Glory Huet provides an arresting analysis of revolutionary will as the flash point between theory and everyday life-an analysis that brings out the unsettling allure of a revolutionary sublime. She also carefully examines the often phantasmatic representations, historiographical and filmic, that attempt to remember such a will, dramatize its exponents, and address its tragic yet glorious effects."—Dominick LaCapra, Cornell University

"This is without doubt a remarkable book. It is elegantly and passionately written; it is brilliant through and through. . . . It should appeal to all readers who are interested in the way cultures deal with their ancestry and their dead; the way they articulate their memory and, in the end, write their history."—Pierre Saint-Amand, Brown University

Mourning Glory sheds light on troubled times as it shows how passion and prejudice, grief and denial all contributed to the continuing creation of a revolutionary legacy that still affects our understanding of the nature of language and history.

Marie-Hélène Huet is M. Taylor Pyne Professor Emeritus of French and Italian at Princeton University.

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