Impact of the 1789 French Revolution on Literature

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A few of the writers embracing the Romantic movement in France in the early 19th century included: Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, Charles Nodier, Alfred de Vigny, Gerard de Nerval, among others
Victor Hugo is considered a giant among post-Revolution creative writers in France
Hugo was intimately aware of the impact that the 1789 Revolution had on the themes, styles, and substance of great thinkers and writers subsequent to the Revolution; albeit he moved in a new creative direction, Hugo retained his fascination with "ce vague fourmillement qu'on nomme le passé" (this vague swarming…
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