“Two literary agents in the American century”, by Laurence Cossu-Beaumont

These autocrats who unite to destroy democracies

How were Colette, Sartre and Malraux exported to the United States? How did the great American texts arrive in France between the wars? Two literary agents in the American century explores the role of a couple, the Bradleys, who at the beginning of the last century played the role of cultural couriers between the two countries, while creating a new profession from scratch: that of literary agent. Laurence Cossu-Beaumont is a professor at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, in American history and culture.

“Two literary agents in the American century” is published by ENS.