Éditions Grasset

The Grasset Editions (French pronunciation: ​[edisjɔ̃ ɡʁasɛ]) is a French publishing house founded in 1907 by Bernard Grasset [fr] (1881–1955).

Éditions Grasset
Parent companyLagardère Group
Founded1907; 115 years ago (1907)
FounderBernard Grasset
Country of originFrance
Key peopleYves Berger, Edmonde Charles-Roux, Bernard-Henri Lévy, François Nourissier
Publication typesBooks
Revenue19,5 millions € (2012)
No. of employees39 (2012)
Official websitewww.grasset.fr

HistoryEdit

FounderEdit

In 1913, Bernard Grasset publishes the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu, by Marcel Proust, Du côté de chez Swann, without reading it, and in 1920, André Maurois, François Mauriac, Henry de Montherlant, Paul Morand (called the 4 M) and later on: Raymond Radiguet, Blaise Cendrars, André Malraux, Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, Fernand de Brinon, Jacques Doriot, Abel Bonnard, Jacques Chardonne, Georges Blond and Adolf Hitler. He is condemned, in 1945, for his collaboration with the nazis and receives Electroconvulsive therapy in Ville-d'Avray, for mental illness.

Publishing houseEdit

In 1959, Bernard Privat merge the éditions Fasquelle with Grasset. Jean-Claude Fasquelle becomes also the director of the Magazine Littéraire, in 1970.

In 1975, Grasset's literary director, Yves Berger also Pierre Sabbagh's cultural adviser on the 2nd channel of French television, convinces Jacqueline Baudrier in charge of the 1st channel to replace Marc Gilbert's Italics with Bernard Pivot's Ouvrez les guillemets talk show.[1]

In 1982, La Violence et le sacré, by René Girard, recognized the merit of nazi philosopher Carl Schmitt.[2]

From 1981 to 2005, Lucien Bodard, Dominique Fernandez, Amin Maalouf, Patrick Rambaud, Pascal Quignard, François Weyergans, published by Grasset, win the Prix Goncourt. Jean-Marie Rouart, Raphaële Billetdoux, François Weyergans, Pascal Bruckner, Dominique Bona, Daniel Picouly, Frédéric Beigbeder, Virginie Despentes, Yann Moix, Olivier Guez, win the Prix Renaudot, from 1984 to 2017.

AntisemitismEdit

In 2006, are published OPA sur les Juifs de France, by Jonathan Myara and Cecilia Gabizon [fr], Ce grand cadavre à la renverse, by Bernard-Henri Lévy (2007), HHhH, by Laurent Binet, acronym for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich, or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich " about the Operation Anthropoid (2010),[3] Et tu n'es pas revenu (2015), by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, L'esprit du judaîsme (2016), by Bernard-Henri Lévy ; Simone Veil et les siens (2018), prefaced by Annick Cojean, La main du diable : Comment l'extrême droite a voulu séduire les Juifs de France (2019), by Jonathan Hayoun et Judith Cohen Solal, Retour à Birkenau, by Ginette Kolinka, Réflexions sur la question antisémite (in French), by Delphine Horvilleur, Left wing negationism, by Thierry Wolton,[4] Consent (2020), by Vanessa Springora, revealing her experience with extreme right and pedophile writer, close to Jean-Marie Le Pen and Renaud Camus, both accused of antisemitism, Gabriel Matzneff after Grasset refused a first time to publish the book of a victim.[5] and exofictions as, La Carte postale, by Anne Berest or La France Goy (2021), by Christophe Donner [fr], about Edouard Drumont, the most strident of Alfred Dreyfus' accusers.

Post-revisionismEdit

In 2000, Olivier Nora [fr] is the new director and publishes the controversial philosopher Michel Onfray dedicating his Traité d"athéologie (2005) to Raoul Vaneigem, who defended holocaust denier's freedom of speech, supported by Robert Ménard and Dieudonné M'bala M'bala,[6] Histoires de saisons (2006), by Jean Pierre Fleury, former assistant of Pierre-André Boutang married to Grasset's editor Martine Ferrand and publisher of holocaust denier and post-revisionism's founder with Alain Guionnet, pedophile described by Roland Jaccard, Olivier Mathieu,[7] Virginie Despentes, criticized for complacency towards Charlie Hebdo shooting's authors, and called the "scavenger of January 7, 2015", Autopsie, by Mehdi Meklat, accused of antisemtism and negrophobia or Laurent Joly's analysis of post-revisionism, in La falsification de l'Histoire (2022).

In 2019, L'Express revealed[8] documents, that Yann Moix participated in 1989 and 1990, when he was a student, at age 21, in three issues of Ushoahia, a "home-made magazine" holocaust denial inspired by Post-revisionism, conveying anti-Semitism as well as virulent racism against blacks,[9] Le Monde reports that at Grasset, directed by Yves Berger, Yann Moix's publishing house, three people were aware of the incriminated publications: Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jean-Paul Enthoven and the CEO Olivier Nora.[10][11][12][13][14] In 2022, The jesters of hatred, by Thomas Nlend, reveals how a black man became a police informant concerning Alain Soral, condemned for apology of crime against humanity, holocaust denial and supporter of Matzneff.;[15] and DAFT, by Pauline Guéna, Anne-Sophie Jahn, about retro-futurist electro-pop DJ's, Daft Punk, whose grandfather was Francisco Manuel Homem Cristo Filho, co-founder of the fascist stare, Estado Novo.

Three famous novelsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Édouard Brasey, L'effet Pivot, Éditions Ramsay, 1987, p.
  2. ^ Evard, Jean-Luc (2004). "L'Idée de vérité chez René Girard". Archives de Philosophie. 67 (2): 305–320. doi:10.3917/aphi.672.0305.
  3. ^ "The Goncourt prize for the first novel awarded to Laurent Binet for HHhH". Le Monde. March 2, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2012..
  4. ^ "Thierry Wolton: "Il faut aussi combattre le négationnisme de gauche!"". 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu (3 January 2021). "A Year of Scandals and Self-Questioning for France's Top Publishers". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Quand Michel Onfray fait dans la philosophie de comptoir". Le Monde.fr. 12 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Olivier Mathieu et Ses Amours d'Enfance". 7 October 2020.
  8. ^ Ce fait avait déjà évoqué dans Les Porcs 1 de Marc-Édouard Nabe (2017) et Sécession de Paul-Éric Blanrue (2018).
  9. ^ Jérôme Dupuis (26 August 2019). "Quand Yann Moix publiait dans un journal antisémite". lexpress.fr. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  10. ^ Ariane Chemin et Laurent Telo, Ces heures où Yann Moix a tenté de rester fréquentable, lemonde.fr, 31 août 2019.
  11. ^ L'éditeur de Yann Moix était informé depuis 2007 de ses dessins antisémites, francetvinfo.fr, 31/08/2019.
  12. ^ Joseph Confavreux, Yann Moix: pourquoi tant de complaisance?, mediapart.fr, 3 septembre 2019.
  13. ^ Delphine Horvilleur : « Je suis juive et féministe, mais pas féministe juive », Usbeketrica
  14. ^ "Marc Weitzmann : « Pour qui s'intéresse au fond rance de ce pays, l'affaire Moix est passionnante »". Le Monde.fr. September 2019.
  15. ^ "Fachosphère: Récit glaçant d'un infiltré". 5 January 2022.

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