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À propos d’un paradoxe d’Engels

Abstract : In his April 1888 letter to the socialist female writer Margaret Harkness, Engels incites her to read Balzac, a novelist committed to the legitimist catholic camp, of whom he asserts he has written « the most marvellously realistic history of French society ». From Engels, this assertion is paradoxical, in so far as no aspect of La Comédie humaine allows to understand the emergence of the urban proletariat as a political force in the 19th century, nor consequently the revolutionary context which Engels and Margaret Harkness are themselves coming from.
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François Vanoosthuyse. À propos d’un paradoxe d’Engels. Littérature, Armand Colin, 2019, 2 (N° 194), pp.83-93. ⟨hal-02270400⟩

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