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L'acquiescement à la vie ou la morale dans l'œuvre de Thomas Bernhard

Abstract : The thematic study of Thomas Bernhard’s works aims at declaiming against the too widely-held idea that he is a pessimistic writer. The analysis of Thomas Bernhard’s morale takes into account the philosophical and psychological dimensions but still includes a large part to his search for happiness, in the relations with others, as well as in the approach to nature and the relation of the individual with himself. The influence of Johannes Freumbichler, both a writer and the author's grandfather, is also analyzed in order to bring to the fore both the basis of the bernhardian morale and the personal evolution of the author in his apprehension of existential values. moreover the study deals with the meaning that Thomas Bernhard endows life with, paying a particular attention to the numerous forms of expressing passion and its various effects but without neglecting the historical context in which the works lie and which undeniably constitutes a source of provocation for the author. Lastly the meaning of death, both omnipresent and prelude to freedom, allows to show the incredible existential strength which sustains the author.
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Virginie Jacquet. L'acquiescement à la vie ou la morale dans l'œuvre de Thomas Bernhard. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1997. Français. ⟨NNT : 1997NAN21016⟩. ⟨tel-01776503⟩



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