"Books Worthy of Our Era?" Octave Uzanne, Technology, and the Luxury Book in Fin-de-Siecle France

  title={"Books Worthy of Our Era?" Octave Uzanne, Technology, and the Luxury Book in Fin-de-Siecle France},
  author={Willa Z. Silverman},
  journal={Book History},
  pages={239 - 284}
  • W. Silverman
  • Published 15 October 2004
  • History, Art
  • Book History
Belgian Symbolist painter Félicien Rops (1833–98) when describing his friend, a paragon of bibliophilia in Wn-de-siècle France. During an era of intense bibliophilic activity spanning the last two decades of the nineteenth century and the Wrst decade of the twentieth, Uzanne (1851–1931) was passionately and prodigiously engaged with the printed word as an author (more than Wfty volumes of Wction and criticism), journalist (regular contributions to L’Echo de Paris and numerous other French and… 
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