Murphy (Libby). Gavroche and the Great War : Soldier Gouaille and the Legend of the Poilu

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Titre : Gavroche and the Great War : Soldier Gouaille and the Legend of the Poilu
Auteur : Murphy (Libby)
Date : 2009
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Mots clés : militaire ; poilu
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Murphy : Gavroche and the Great War : Soldier Gouaille and the Legend of the Poilu

Murphy, Gavroche and the Great War : Soldier Gouaille and the Legend of the Poilu, 2009

Référence (2009)

  • 2009 - Libby Murphy. « Gavroche and the Great War : Soldier Gouaille and the Legend of the Poilu », Journal of War and Culture Studies, Volume 2, Issue 2, Octobre 2009, pp. 121-133. DOI:10.1386/jwcs.2.2.121_1

Commentaire (2009)

  1. « This article describes the use of soldier ‘gouaille’ or ‘cocky humour’ in the construction of a consensual typology of the French infantry soldier (poilu) of the First World War. Drawing on a variety of nineteenth-century literary models, including that of the gamin de Paris, Great War novelists depicted the poilu as a clever, resourceful, Parisian working-class grumbler and joker. In so doing, they created a model of soldier heroism and of republican patriotism that would have a wide national appeal and that would inform representations of the soldier throughout the twentieth century. »

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