Le chemin des dames. Femmes écrivains face à la critique dans les années 1930

Translated title of the contribution: The ladies' path. Women writers faced with critics in the 1930s

Jacqueline Bel*

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Abstract

For many female authors, the interwar period is a successful era. They write bestsellers and seem to be working as critics more often than before. But a spot check in magazines in 1930 shows barely any female critics left, while novels from bestselling female authors are hammered down by male critics who claim women writers, due to "typical female characteristics", don't produce literature. Remarkably the tone of all negative comments is often very rude. Perhaps they were motivated by more than purely poetical arguments.

Translated title of the contributionThe ladies' path. Women writers faced with critics in the 1930s
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)565-583
Number of pages19
JournalEtudes Germaniques
Volume296
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2020

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