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Ne pas (se) raconter d’histoires. La littérature française après le XXe siècle

Abstract : Taking into account an observable tendency in contemporary French literature to refuse fiction and take a skeptical attitude toward narrative in favor of a factualist form of writing that foils any attempt to tell a story in the traditional sense of the term, this article is based on the hypothesis that what the genre of the personal testimony had introduced into literature has been extended to everyday life: in other words an attempt to objectify the data of personal experience in order to document life as it is actually lived. These works, whose authors reveal, record and save facts for posterity by bearing witness to them — thus assuring that no statute of limitations will allow them to be forgiven or forgotten — contribute to the questioning of a certain idea of what literature is, an idea that still holds sway today.
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Charlotte Lacoste. Ne pas (se) raconter d’histoires. La littérature française après le XXe siècle. Pratiques : linguistique, littérature, didactique, Centre de recherche sur les médiations (Crem) - Université de Lorraine 2019, Le récit en questions, 181-182, https://journals.openedition.org/pratiques/6157. ⟨10.4000/pratiques.6157⟩. ⟨hal-03035485⟩

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