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Acknowledgements page 9 Introduction I I

ill The Mercure de France: Vallette, Rachilde, Gourmont and Schwob 5°

iv Diderot’s Nephew 63 v Mother and Son 6 7

vm A Seat in the Stalls IO I ix Friends: Billy, Apollinaire, Rouveyre, Gide n o x The Scourge ! 3 I

xi The Journal 150 x i i The End o f the Affair 167

xm The Radio Star 1 8 8 xiv Last Things 207 Leautaud’s Works 217 Bibliography 221 Index 225