Monde (review)

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Former editorsAugustin Habaru
CategoriesPolitical magazine
Cultural magazine
FounderHenri Barbusse
First issue9 June 1928
Final issue1935
Based inParis

Monde was a weekly French international communist magazine.[1] The magazine featured articles about international culture and politics. It was published in Paris, France, from 1928 until 1935,[2] the year of the death of its founder, the writer Henri Barbusse.

History and profile[edit]

The first issue of Monde appeared on 9 June 1928.[3] The magazine was started as an alternative to mainstream communist publications in France.[4] Henri Barbusse was the founder of the magazine which was published on a weekly basis.[4] He also served as the director of the magazine.[3] Augustin Habaru was the first editor-in-chief.[3] The magazine had its headquarters in Paris.[5]

Monde had an editorial board of which the members were elected by the stakeholders of the Societe Anonyme Monde.[3] The magazine published some articles by George Orwell while he was living in Paris including his first article as a professional writer, "La Censure en Angleterre", which appeared on 6 October 1928.[6]


  1. ^ Richard Abel (1993). French Film Theory and Criticism: 1907-1929. Princeton University Press. p. 322. ISBN 0-691-00062-X. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Douglas W. Alden (1 August 1994). French Twentieth Bibliography. Susquehanna University Press. p. 13968. ISBN 978-0-945636-68-7. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Guessler Normand (July 1976). "Henri Barbusse and His Monde (1928-35): Progeny of the Clarte Movement and the Review Clarte". Journal of Contemporary History. 11 (2–3): 173–197. doi:10.1177/002200947601100210. JSTOR 260256. S2CID 161521783.
  4. ^ a b Ludmila Stern (17 October 2006). Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920-40: From Red Square to the Left Bank. Routledge. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-134-23867-5. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ Mariano Azuela; Gustavo Pellon. The Underdogs: with Related Texts. Hackett Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 1-62466-011-8. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  6. ^ A Kind of Compulsion (1903–36), p.113