Mourning Glory sheds light on troubled times as it shows how passion and prejudice, grief and denial all contributed to the continuing creation of a revolutionary legacy that still affects our understanding of the nature of language and history.
Marie-Helene Huet is M. Taylor Pyne Professor Emeritus of French and Italian at Princeton University.
"In Mourning Glory Huet provides an arresting analysis of revolutionary will as the flash point between theory and everyday life-an analysis that brings out the unsettling allure of a revolutionary sublime. She also carefully examines the often phantasmatic representations, historiographical and filmic, that attempt to remember such a will, dramatize its exponents, and address its tragic yet glorious effects."—Dominick LaCapra, Cornell University
"This is without doubt a remarkable book. It is elegantly and passionately written; it is brilliant through and through. . . . It should appeal to all readers who are interested in the way cultures deal with their ancestry and their dead; the way they articulate their memory and, in the end, write their history."—Pierre Saint-Amand, Brown University