Chapter Twenty-Two. Intellectuals and Writers

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Christophe Prochasson Director

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch22

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Prochasson, C. (2010) Intellectuals and Writers, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634



  • intellectuals and writers;
  • militant patriotism of intellectuals - role in propaganda war, perceived negatively in 1920s;
  • intellectuals betraying society - being popularized in France in 1927;
  • Spanish intellectuals, publishing declaration in support of allied cause in 1915;
  • Gorky, principal opponent of war in Russia;
  • writing propaganda in support of war effort - common ways of writers involving in conflict;
  • fighting on the battlefield - principal way of intellectuals, artists and writers engaging with war


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