Un romantique en Anjou : Victor Pavie, auteur, journaliste et éditeur. Vie, oeuvre et correspondance

Abstract : Victor Pavie (1808-1886), born and dead in Angers, can be considered as a minor romantic writer who used to belong to the Victor Hugo's first disciples circle. The protégé of the sculptor David d'Angers, Sainte-Beuve's confidant, Adèle Hugo's intimate, he lived passionately the adventure of Romanticism. He stayed loyal to his youth's ideals until his death, and was qualified as " guardian of the romantic chapel " by Sainte- Beuve. Coming from a family of printers, he spread and relayed, in the columns of the paternal newspaper, the fights of the Parisians authors; he also created and animated a short-lived local journal, La Gerbe, where young Angevins imitated their idols. In turn, Pavie ran the newspaper Les Affiches d'Angers, and published, among other things, Gaspard de la Nuit, poems in prose written by Aloysius Bertrand, of which Baudelaire recognized the avant-gardism. Polygraph author, Victor Pavie signed poems, travel stories, memories, historical studies, as well as a lot of art critics. His work reflects a naturalist philosophy, with romantic and religious overtones, tinted with anti modernism. Member and responsible of many learned societies of Anjou, he put a lot of himself into the creation and the direction of charity works. This study establishes a precise biography of Victor Pavie and attempts to emphasize the lines of forces of his path. It offers the most exhaustive inventory possible of his work, and presents many unpublished manuscripts. Lastly, it leans upon a very rich correspondence, a large part of it also unpublished, between him and some of the most great names of the french literature of the nineteenth century.
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Guy Trigalot. Un romantique en Anjou : Victor Pavie, auteur, journaliste et éditeur. Vie, oeuvre et correspondance. Littératures. Université d'Angers, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-01004337⟩

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