The Cult of the Self

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Sous l’œil des barbares (1888)
Un homme libre (1889)
Le jardin de Bérénice (1891)

The Cult of the Self (French: Le Culte du moi) is a trilogy of books by French author Maurice Barrès, sometimes called his trilogie du moi.[1] The trilogy was influenced by Romanticism, and it also made an apology of the pleasure of the senses.[2]


Barrès wrote the works while living in Italy. The first book, Under the Eyes of the Barbarians, (Sous l'œil des barbares) was published in 1888.[3] The second work, A Free Man, (Un Homme libre), was published in 1889. The final book, The Garden of Berenice (Le Jardin de Bérénice), was published in 1891.


  1. ^ Huneker, James (July 1907). The evolution of an egoist: Maurice Barrès. The Atlantic Monthly
  2. ^ Mellé, Rosine (1894). The contemporary French writers. Ginn & Company
  3. ^ Thorold, Algar (January 1916). The ideas of Maurice Barrès. The Edinburgh Review, pp. 83-99.

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