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La Correspondance littéraire de Grimm et Meister de 1776 à 1789 : Écrire et lire un périodique des princes éclairés d’une révolution à l’autre

Abstract : In the XVIIIth century, the "Correspondance littéraire" was a handwritten secret periodical intended for a small group of European monarchs who considered themselves to be enlightened. It contained the latest news and information on French literary publications and Parisian cultural events and trends. As such, it presents a unique view of the social and ideological position of intellectuals during that period, and their attitude towards the theory of enlightened absolutism. The reader is implicitly involved in the text as the periodical strives to reflect both the image of its subscribers, as well as current political and social upheavals in a subtle but revealing way. As the great philosophers of the enlightenment died (Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot), enlightened absolutism fell into decline and could no longer be considered as a viable political solution, how could the "Correspondance littéraire" portray the American War of Independence and the French Revolution?
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Véronique Roy-Marracci. La Correspondance littéraire de Grimm et Meister de 1776 à 1789 : Écrire et lire un périodique des princes éclairés d’une révolution à l’autre. Littératures. Université François Rabelais - Tours, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-01273022⟩

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