Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Devenir Titayna, une journaliste à la croisée des chemins

Abstract : Titaÿna, a journalist at the crossroads. Between the two wars, there were many women who paid no attention to the existing social conventions and travelled the world ignoring all dangers. Among them was a young woman whose identity could be summed up as a brilliant individualist with a pseudonym who had just begun to be talked about. In fact she had already written two essays and two novels, but, above all, she had recently begun to work as a journalist , by travelling the world in aeroplanes showing no regard for danger. The burning sensuality of this adventuress, beautifully developed here, is expressed very frankly in the writings of Jean-Gérard Fleury, when he wrote in Paris Soir : 'She had the reputation of being a really hot piece, but unfortunately I never had the chance to find out'. She who became the 'the favourite globetrotter of Paris Soir readers plunged into the world of journalism in a sensational fashion during the crazy years, taking advantage of the increase of freedom gained by women, of technical progress and the search for the sensational by certain newspapers. Her career could thus be described as grabbing, with an intuitive flair, the sensational events of her day. Titaÿna, as Françoois Ribadeau-Dumas rightly said in the quick portrait that he sketched of her at the end of the 1920's, 'She belonged to the century', this 'century constantly on the move' as she described it at the beginning of her World Tour.
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Cécile Mclaughlin Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:10:35 PM
Last modification on : Friday, February 18, 2022 - 10:54:02 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:25:37 AM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-00936459, version 1



Cécile Mclaughlin. Devenir Titayna, une journaliste à la croisée des chemins. L'année 1925, Mar 2008, France. pp.317-327. ⟨hal-00936459⟩



Record views


Files downloads