from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French newspapers, a part of one or more pages (the bottom) devoted to light literature or criticism, and generally marked off from the rest of the page by a rule.
- n. The matter given in the feuilleton, very commonly consisting of part of a serial story.
The feuilleton is a genre pioneered in Viennese newspapers that lies somewhere between the New Yorker's 'Talk of the Town' and an op-ed.
In fact, for a long time, Bourget rose at 3 a.m. and elaborated anxiously study after study, and sketch after sketch, well satisfied when he sometimes noticed his articles in the theatrical 'feuilleton' of the 'Globe' and the 'Parlement', until he finally contributed to the great 'Debats' itself.
He lived the life of a sovereign, or, better still, of a journalist; in fact, he was the perambulating 'feuilleton' of Parisian commerce.
This word ultimately comes from the French 'feuille,' leaf.