Oeuvres de Georges Eekhoud (French Edition)
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To be sure, persuasion and self-persuasion had largely eroded by ; the second half of the war saw a more interventionist stance by states.
How were cultural, political, and military mobilization maintained over the years when sacrifices dwarfed issues? Especially given the separation of the front from most of the home front, now under a regime of military occupation? Indeed how did occupied Belgium fare?
Answering these questions requires a plethora of sources. Among these sources are documents of a personal nature, such as the diaries written during the occupation by a 1 For an illuminating appraisal of issues of mobilization, remobilization, coercion, self- persuasion, and legitimacy, see HORNE J. Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutsch-belgischen Literaturbeziehungen , Bern, Peter Lang, The Rough One, as the literary scholar Mirande Lucien has called him in her recent, affectionate and insightful biography,6 was a lifelong misfit within Belgian bourgeois society.
Belgian patriotic opinion during the war, and especially in the immediate postwar, pillorized him for his dealings with the Germans. In the course of this interview, he declared the decision to publish or not to publish under the occupation to be purely a matter of individual conscience. Eekhoud's wartime stance might even be the crowning achievement of a lifetime of recalcitrance: the distinguished Danish critic Georg Brandes singled him out for praise because of his detachment from hysterical postwar Belgium.
According to this entry, Eekhoud lost all his teaching positions; Lucien however points out that he was able to retain two of them, as the municipal authorities of Sint-Gillis and Schaarbeek two Brussels suburbs did not align themselves with the central Brussels authorities.
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Der Friedensschluss, Gotha, Verlag F. Perthes, , p. An observer, one should add, well used to reflecting on his own trajectory. The preserved portion of Eekhoud's diary starts in January ,14 and is continued until the eve of his death in May ; the years are recorded most assiduously. Eekhoud wrote an entry almost every day; hiatuses are few in number and quite short three days at most.
Still, the war is the major presence in this document, as attested by the space devoted to its most momentous period August-December It is approximately 5, pages long, not all of it consisting of diary entries stricto sensu one cahier is entirely devoted to teaching notes. It has not been published, save for a typoscript edition of the years by Mirande Lucien D. All references to the diary infra are by date.
Et celle-ci serait le suicide de l'Occident, la banqueroute de notre civilisation, la fin de l'Europe, voire du monde! Eekhoud welcomed Rolland's indignation: September 20, , and again on April 21, Through late and early , Eekhoud's admiration of German culture softens his perspective on Germany.
On Schiller c. Between August and December , he uses these terms no less than fifty-seven times; they crop up no more than twelve times for the full remainder of the war.
Et l'Angleterre? On the atrocities reports, see February 15, 27, 28, March 11 and 24, April 18, June 12, 14, On les honnira Il aurait mieux valu pour eux In other words, Belgium's rejection of the ultimatum, once considered a sublime morality tale, has by mid lost much of its halo. A comparable assessment on February 28, See also January 30, In mid, the Germans' administrative scission of the occupied country has caused a patriotic strike of higher-ranking civil servants, followed by a series of sanctions on the part of the military authorities.
See also April 5 and November 9. The recipients of Eekhoud's disgust vary somewhat over time.
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Qu'il est abominable et sordide cet envers! A slightly milder criticism on September 14, This is nicely illustrated by the fact that at Easter, , Eekhoud for the first time records the details of a good meal. He will do so on another 24 occasions.