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De "Melymbrosia" (1908) à "The Voyage Out" (1915) : l'invention allotropique du projet woolfien d'écriture

Abstract : This thesis examines Virginia Woolf (1882-1942)'s literary allotropes, Melymbrosia and The Voyage Out, "carbon novel" and "diamond novel" respectively, according to D. H. Lawrence's formulations concerning his writing of Sons and Lovers. After tracing the writing process of Virginia Woolf's first novel in relation to its psycho-socio-cultural background from 1908 to 1915, this study aims at exploring the evolution of the author's artistic project by looking at the common points and differences between the two versions. Beginning with the internal architecture of the two versions (or their organisation into chapters) and continuing with the transformations - deletion, contraction, placement, addition and expansion - of the narrative, this comparative study analyses various aspects of Woolf's evolving literary composition. This thesis also studies in detail the polyphonic phenomena present in both versions, the growing use of silence and the creation of a dense network of symbolic images found essentially in the final version. Finally, this research project, opening on various fields, analyses the symbolic mould of the voyage in both versions, as a backdrop to the characters' creative activities considered as developing processes reflecting the changing preoccupations of the author, and the maturing of her own critical and aesthetic voices.
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Elena-Monica Zahanagiu-Girard. De "Melymbrosia" (1908) à "The Voyage Out" (1915) : l'invention allotropique du projet woolfien d'écriture. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2003. Français. ⟨NNT : 2003NAN21008⟩. ⟨tel-01776111⟩



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