Nouvelle Revue Française

La Nouvelle Revue Française (French: [la nuvɛl ʁəvy fʁɑ̃sɛːz]; "The New French Review") is a literary magazine based in France. In France, it is often referred to as the NRF.[1][2][3]

Nouvelle Revue Française
NRF Numéro 1 Février 1909.jpg
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Nouv. Rev. Fr.
OCLC no.1716860

History and profileEdit

The magazine was founded in 1909 by a group of intellectuals including André Gide, Jacques Copeau, and Jean Schlumberger.[4] It was established 'in opposition to other, more established, cultural institutions, most notably the Académie Française and its associated networks'.[5]:4

In 1911, Gaston Gallimard became editor of the Revue, which led to the founding of the publishing house, Éditions Gallimard. During World War I its publication stopped.[6] The magazine was relaunched in 1919.[6]

Established writers such as Paul Bourget and Anatole France contributed to the magazine from its early days. The magazine's influence grew until, during the interwar period, it became the leading literary journal, occupying a unique role in French culture. The first published works by André Malraux and Jean-Paul Sartre were in the pages of the Revue.

During the occupation in the second world war Gide and Général de Gaulle gave explicit blessing to L'Arche (fr:L'Arche (revue littéraire)), a literary review created by Jean Amrouche and edited by Edmond Charlot.[7] It became effectively the replacement of the NRF in Free France (Algeria was the first part of France to be liberated). L'Arche commenced in 1944 (issues 1–6) and finished in 1947 (issues 23–27). Montreal, Tangiers and Algiers in this period became literary francophone centres replacing Paris. After liberation of the whole of France, NRF was banned for collaborationism, but reopened in 1953 (initially with a "new" title: La Nouvelle Nouvelle Revue Française).[6]

The Revue was a monthly for many years, but became a quarterly.


See alsoEdit

  • Collection Blanche
  • List of literary magazines
  • Mauthner, Martin, Otto Abetz and His Paris Acolytes - French Writers Who Flirted with Fascism, 1930–1945. Sussex Academic Press, 2016, (ISBN 978-1-84519-784-1)


  1. ^ "La Nouvelle Revue française | French review | Britannica". Retrieved 2022-09-23.
  2. ^ Forest, Philippe (2012). "La" nouvelle revue française: NRF ; revue mensuelle de littérature critique (in French). Gallimard. ISBN 978-2-07-013740-4.
  3. ^ Bloch, Jean-Richard., Takahashi, Haruo. Correspondance J-R. Bloch―M. Martinet. Japan: Éditions Université Chuô, 1994. 457.
  4. ^ La Nouvelle Revue française (NRF) Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  5. ^ Cornick, Martyn (2006-10-15). "Writers into Intellectuals, Culture into Politics: Grappling with History in the NRF, 1920-1940". E-rea. Revue électronique d'études sur le monde anglophone. 4 (2). doi:10.4000/erea.214. ISSN 1638-1718.
  6. ^ a b c Peter Brooker; Sascha Bru; Andrew Thacker; Christian Weikop (21 February 2013). The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Europe 1880 - 1940. Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-19-965958-6.
  7. ^ JAFFEUX, V. 2016.L'Arche au milieu de la tempête. Naissance d'une revue algéroise dans la tourmente de la seconde guerre mondiale. In: DUGAS, G. (ed.) Edmond Charlot: passeur de culture: Actes du colloque Montpellier-Pézenas. Centenaire Edmond Charlot 2015. Pézenas: Domens.

Anna-Louise Milne, The Extreme In-Between: Jean Paulhan's Place in the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Legenda, 2006)

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