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Le motif de la mine ou le voyage merveilleux et initiatique au centre de la terre. Esthétique de la profondeur chez Tieck, Hoffmann et Novalis

Abstract : Extraordinary, eerie, magical, indeed mystical, the mine presents a world of fantasized chance encounters, of dreams and nightmares, where the individual falls prey to his inner demons. The descent into the mine amounts to a descent to the bowels of the earth, to be confronted by one’s own self, by one’s own questioning, anguish and wounds. The mine may induce a loss of any sense of reality, a fracturing, a dissociation, indeed a dislocation of identity. Seductively dangerous, the journey to the heart of the mine corresponds both to an attempt at introspection and at the same time to a potential death, aspects that can be found in the work of Tieck (Der Runenberg), of Hoffmann (Die Bergwerke zu Falun) and of Novalis (Heinrich von Ofterdingen).
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Ingrid Lacheny. Le motif de la mine ou le voyage merveilleux et initiatique au centre de la terre. Esthétique de la profondeur chez Tieck, Hoffmann et Novalis. Textes & Contextes, Université de Bourgogne, Centre Interlangues TIL, 2017, Circulations - Interactions, 3. ⟨hal-02559996⟩

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