H-France Review, Volume 19 (2019)

January Reviews

Robert Darnton, A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. xv + 358 pp. Maps, figures, notes, and index. $34.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780195144512.

Review by Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 1

Rémi Dalisson, Guerre d’Algérie. L’impossible commémoration. Paris, Armand Colin, 2018. 318 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. €24.90 (pb). ISBN 978-2-200-61713-4.

Review by Jo McCormack, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 2

Marie-Claire Barnet, ed., Agnès Varda Unlimited: Image, Music, Media. Leeds: Legenda, 2016. x + 214 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendices, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-909662-31-5.

Compte-rendu by par François Giraud, University of Edinburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 3

Riccardo Brizzi, Charles De Gaulle and the Media: Leadership, TV and the Birth of the Fifth Republic. Translated by Jon Kear. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xvi + 309 pp. Figures, tables, notes, author index and subject index. £123.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 978-3-319-65641-0; £98.00 U.K. (eb). ISBN 978-3-319-65642-7.

Review by Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 4

Codruța Morari, The Bressonians: French Cinema and the Culture of Authorship. New York, Oxford: Berghahn, 2017. viii + 195 pp. Notes, illustrations, bibliography, and index. $110.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-978-1-78533-571-6; $29.95 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-178533-572-3.

Review by Raymond Watkins, The Pennsylvania State University.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 5

Ioana Galleron, La comédie des mœurs sous l’ancien régime: poétique et histoire. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2017. ix + 284 pp. Bibliography and index. £65.00 (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294-1196-7.

Review by Guy Spielmann, Georgetown University.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 6

Response by Ioana Galleron, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 7


Elisabeth Vihlen McGregor, Jazz and Postwar French Identity: Improvising the Nation.
Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016. 290 pp. $105 (hb). ISBN 978-1-4985-2876-4.

Review by Martin Guerpin, Université Paris Saclay.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 8


Bettina R. Lerner, Inventing the Popular: Printing, Politics, and Poetics.
London and New York: Routledge, 2018. xii + 190 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $140.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4094-3676-8.

Review by Rebecca Powers, University of California Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 9


Paul Cheney, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017, 264 pp. Images, bibliography, and index. ISBN 13: 978-0-226-07935-6.

Review by Gerald Horne, University of Houston.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 10


Philippe Met and Derek Schilling, eds., Screening the Paris Suburbs: From the Silent Era to the 1990s.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. xii +216 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. £75.00 (hb). ISBN: 978-1-5261-0685-6; £90.00; (eb). ISBN 978-1-5261-0779-4.

Review by Peter J. Bloom, University of California, Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 11


Sarah Wood and Catriona MacLeod, eds., Locating Guyane.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. vi + 238 pp. Maps, illustrations, notes, and index. £80.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1786941114.

Review by Christopher M. Church, University of Nevada, Reno.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 12


Melissa Berry, The Société des trois in the Nineteenth Century: The Translocal Artistic Union of Whistler, Fantin-Latour, and Legros.
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. xi + 151 pp. Plates, notes, bibliography, and index. $150.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-138-50315-1.

Compte-rendu de Bénédicte Coste, Université de Bourgogne.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 13


Herrick Chapman, France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic.
Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2018. x + 405 pp. Notes and index. $45.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780674976412.

Review by Kenneth Mouré, University of Alberta.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 14


Matthieu Devigne, L’École des années noires: une histoire du primaire en temps de guerre.
Paris, Presses Universités de France, 2018. 333 pp. Map, tables, notes, and bibliography. €23.00. ISBN: 978-2-13-079480-6.

Review by Lindsey Dodd, University of Huddersfield, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 15


Frank Cain, America’s Vietnam War and Its French Connection.
New York and London: Routledge, 2017. 243 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $125.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-1382-0846-9; $30.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-3154-5917-2.

Review by Kathryn C. Statler, University of San Diego.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 16


Elizabeth C. Macknight, Nobility and Patrimony in Modern France.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. ix + 291 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $115.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781526120519.

Review by Steven Kale, Washington State University.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 17


Jonathan Buchsbaum, Exception Taken: How France has Defied Hollywood’s New World Order.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. xii + 393 pp. Images, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $105.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780231170666; $35.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780231170673.

Review by David Pettersen, University of Pittsburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 18


Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, and Delbert Russell, eds. and trans., Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England: Texts and Translations, c.1120-c.1450.
Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016. 610 pp. $115.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781843844297; $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781843844907.

Review by Sarah Wilma Watson, Haverford College.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 19


Kory Olson, The Cartographic Capital: Mapping Third Republic Paris, 1889-1934.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 320 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. £85.00 (hb). ISBN 9781786940964.

Review by Catherine Dunlop, Montana State University.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 20


Robert Kilroy, Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain: One Hundred Years Later.
New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xiii + 168 pp. Figures, notes, references, and index. €57.19 (hb). ISBN 978-3-319-69157-2; €44.02 (eb). ISBN 978-3-319-69158-9 (pdf, epub).

Review by Melissa Venator, Harvard Art Museums.
H-France Review Vol. 19 (January 2019), No. 21