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D’où vient-on ? Fragilités intimes et collectives

Abstract : Le triomphe de Thomas Zins (2017) by Matthieu Jung and Leurs enfants après eux (2018) by Nicolas Mathieu are about a teenager from the Lorraine region (in France), one in the 1990s, the other in the 1980s, who is confronted with becoming an adult. We will study how these two novelists tell contemporary vulnerabilities by tying together intimate paths in order to depict a collective destiny ; this, in a socio-economic context which determines them as well as it standardizes them, whereas the individual, in their uniqueness, are not united with the world they live in. We will particularly focus on the question of the origin : « where are we from ? » And this, as well from a family point of view (and especially the relation between a father and a son), as from a social and geographical point of view. This analysis will draw both identity and collective weaknesses which shape individuals who are torn between the desire to « break off » and the implacable necessity to « receive ».
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Anne Strasser. D’où vient-on ? Fragilités intimes et collectives. ELFe | Self XX-XXI - Etudes de littérature française des XXe et XXIe siècles, Classiques Garnier, 2020, ⟨10.4000/elfe.2396⟩. ⟨hal-02982240⟩



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