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Kryptadia (1883-1911)

Coordinated by Claude Gaignebet -

Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

| Claudine Gauthier -

IIAC-LAHIC, Université de Bordeaux

Published between 1883 and 1911 by Henniger Brothers in Germany and by Welter in Paris, the journal Kryptadia was to comprise twelve volumes. It was born from the meeting, in the milieu of Eugène Rolland and Henri Gaidoz, of folklorists who wanted to publish, anonymously and without censorship, the texts of “obscene folklore” that they collected.

Keywords: Last quarter of the 19th century | First quarter of the 20th century | Obscene folklore | Oral literature | Journals and periodicals