The author is grateful to SIDC for providing the SN series and to GISTEMP for providing the LOTI
series, and thanks the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments which improved the manuscript greatly.
Environ deux ans apres la mort de Pierre Loti
, son secretaire Gaston Mauberger expliquait ainsi la decision de l'ecrivain d'etre enterre dans le jardin de la maison des aieules (14) de Saint-Pierre d'Oleron plutot qu'au cimetiere de Rochefort, ou se trouve le caveau familial des Viaud et ou Loti
avait achete une concession en 1910: "Il redoutait la venue au cimetiere de Rochefort des inevitables bandes Cook, des indesirables caravanes de touristes, de ces hordes d'intrus qui, Kodak en main, jumelles en bandouliere et inepties a la bouche eussent trouble son sommeil" (Quella-Villeger, Chez Pierre Loti
Also foreshadowing Proust was Loti
's realization that the heavily-plotted novels of his era, the tradition from Balzac through Flaubert to Zola and the Goncourts, was not for him.
This makes it that much clearer that Loti
saw his play very specifically as the story of any father's grief at the loss of his children as a result of his government's move to intolerance.
It is worth noting that the LOTI
Group supported the UDT/SEAL Museum with their videos.
This image of savagery was attached to black women in canonical French literature by Baudelaire, Balzac, Zola, Maupassan [+,] and Loti
. The discussion then turns to the twentieth-century film persona of American-born Josephine Baker and her performance in the popular Princesse Tam Tam.
Roussel, a lifelong worshipper of Jules Verne and Pierre Loti
, with considerable innocence and charm seems to have been utterly oblivious to the simple fact that what he wrote was not, could never be, commercial.
Gobineau's pseudoscientific analysis of the inequality of races heavily influenced the understanding of the Tahitians, coloring even the attitudes of artists sympathetic to the natives, like Pierre Loti
We very often notice Loti
's racism towards the Japanese without knowing its cause.