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Arnaud Cathrine : l'écriture polyphonique du secret, entre vérité et fiction

Abstract : Arnaud Cathrine's novels devote a large space to family secrets often based on a death or a mysterious disappearance. What is original is the use of polyphonic and intertwined narratives which are particularly suitable for highlighting silences and family dramas, while questioning the necessity of telling the truth: several narrators take reponsibility for speaking in the first person, revealing side things about a character, his death, his disappearance, his "secret". Some characters are writers and thus, through a mise en abyme, they enable to reflect on the writing about secrets: when reality defaults or when it is missing, in every sense of the word, invention and fiction take over. This reflects an approach which prefers fiction to autobiography.
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Anne Strasser. Arnaud Cathrine : l'écriture polyphonique du secret, entre vérité et fiction. Patricia Bissa Enama; Nathalie Fontane Wacker. Le secret de famille dans le roman contemporain, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, pp.189-203, 2016, Collection "Littératures", 978-2-84516-719-3. ⟨hal-02973197⟩

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