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Octave Mirbeau and the Changing Nature of Right-Wing Political Culture: France, 1870–1914

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 April 2001

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Octave Mirbeau was a committed supporter of right-wing politics in the 1870s, and a committed opponent of the right wing during the Dreyfus Affair. This paper examines the reasons for his political change of heart, and discusses his changing analyses of right-wing political culture. Mirbeau's ideas are compared with those of some of his contemporaries, such as Blum, Peguy and Sorel.

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