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Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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<h4>Harvard University Press, October 2010</h4><h5>By Robert Darnton</h5>

Darnton, director of the Harvard University Library, backtracks to 18th century Paris and the police crackdown on poetry. But verse persevered through a “viral” network of citizens, who smuggled poetry by any means they could.