Sunday, 6 May 2012

6th February 1934 Crisis in Paris

Refers to an anti-parliamentarist street demonstration in Paris organised by the far right leagues that culminated in riot on the Place de Concorde, near the French Assembly. Seen as attempted fascist overthrow by Socialists.

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Mentioned by Lowry in the short stories ‘In Le Havre’ and ‘June 30th 1934’. Lowry was living in Paris during crisis. Early awareness of fascism by Lowry. Articulated in more depth in Under The Volcano.

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