Blog Post #6

I think that the idea of Frenchness, and of nationalism in general proved to be the most prominent theme. Considering that we’re dealing with France between wars, this makes sense, that the political divide between France and Germany should play out through...

A Tale of Two Articles

Both of the articles deal with the dual culture of public and private in the circle of homosexual composers and patrons. They also both dealt with the presence, or lack thereof, of sexual undertones in Poulenc and Satie’s work. The Dorf article presented the...

Negrophilia – Love or Amusement?

In 20s Paris, there was a large demand for American negro culture. Josephine Baker became the poster child for these types of shows, as French audiences were fascinated by her dances, the likes of which they had never seen before. Many have termed this...