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Unanimism (Literary movement)


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    • found: Wikipedia, July 12, 2012(Unanimism (French: Unanimisme) is a movement in French literature begun by Jules Romains in the early 1900s. It is based on ideas of collective consciousness and collective emotion, and on crowd behavior, where members of a group do or think something simultaneously. Unanimism is about an artistic merger with these group phenomena, which transcend the consciousness of the individual writer. The primary unanimist work is Romains's multi-volume cycle of novels Les Hommes de bonne volonté (Men of Good Will).)
    • found: Britannica online, July 12, 2012(Unanimism, French Unanimisme, French literary movement based on the psychological concept of group consciousness and collective emotion and the need for the poet to merge with this transcendent consciousness. Founded by Jules Romains about 1908, Unanimism particularly influenced some members of the Abbaye group, a loose organization of young artists and writers interested in printing and publicizing new works.)
    • found: TheFreeDictionary website, July 12, 2012(Unanimism (French, unanimisme), a school in French literature. Unanimism arose in the first decade of the 20th century and included among its adherents J. Romains, G. Duhamel, R. Arcos, G. Chennevière, C. Vildrac, and L. Durtain. Romains, who wrote the manifesto Unanimist Feelings and Poetry (1905), was the leader of the school. Having declared their opposition to symbolism, the unanimists strove for simplicity of style and for truthful depiction of reality. They sympathized with the poor and advocated the unity of peoples and the merging of man with nature. The unanimists' desire to restore concreteness and lyric spontaneity to poetry drew them to free verse. They were, however, prevented from embracing realism by the eclecticism of their views, their abstract humanism, and their mystical cult of the "unanimity" of all human groups, irrespective of class or economic condition.)
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