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L' INFINI. Valéry, Borges, Calvino

Abstract : Comparing some of Valéry's, Borges' and Calvino's texts, "the Infinite" appears as a possible common keyword for reading it, and enables to express the poetical and esthetical excessiveness of the different written works which consider the carrying out of gnoseological projects. We focus on the Valéry?s Cahiers, the various borgesian imaginary structures (as the Library, the Book, the Aleph,...) and the several Calvino's references to the catalogue, the collecting or the Encyclopedia themes. The features of those impossible or unfinished plans, showing their ambition and their limitations, bring out the never-ending of the writing, the infinite reader's dizzy vertigo given as a simultaneous quality of their works, and the infinite of the Literature, wondering about the meaning of the reality without never answering it completely.
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Béatrice Tanésy. L' INFINI. Valéry, Borges, Calvino. Linguistique. Université Nancy 2, 2010. Français. ⟨NNT : 2010NAN21023⟩. ⟨tel-01748887⟩



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