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Travail de la réécriture dans Les Chants de Maldoror de Lautréamont

Abstract : Metalinguistic act which consists in imitating and/or transforming the texts of the others, the "rewriting" is one of the major literary stakes of Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse). Based on the taxinomy of the "transtextuality" proposed by Gérard Genette, our study aims to analyse in Les Chants de Maldoror (1869) the procedures of the rewriting as parody, plagiarism, quotation, allusion, etc. After having distinguished as strictly as possible the "hypotexts" or texts-material chosen and shaped by Lautréamont, we try to read alternatively and simultaneously them and the definitive text of the Chants which can be named "hypertexts". As the hypotexts form, in our theoretical point of view, the first link of the chain of the virtual "avant-text" of the Chants whose drafts are not found yet, our analysis is to trace the domain in motion of the pratic of the imitation and the transformation, which will enable us to establish that the rewriting in the Chants doesn't rest on the "reminiscences" themselves, but on the poet's careful reading of the hypotexts which he has before his very eyes. As we locate every procedure which aims to the constellation of the hypotexts - from the romantic works, the Gothic Roman and the roman serial to the scientific discourse -, we shall highlight the strategic aspect of the work of the rewriting by this poet who confronts the problems of the "beauty" (the literature) and of the "truth" (the science) in the postromantic period.
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Naruhiko Teramoto. Travail de la réécriture dans Les Chants de Maldoror de Lautréamont. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2000. Français. ⟨NNT : 2000NAN21022⟩. ⟨tel-01776270⟩



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