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Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes : romancier

Abstract : Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes (1884-1974) was a marginal writer during his lifetime and has remained so since his death. Even if his novels disconcert the readers and the critic it is nevertheless possible to situate his work with the surrealist movement. Within this context Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes can be seen as a freethiker, faithful to the negative spirit of Dada, of whom he is one of the most authentic representatives. He did not however wholly reject the movement of André Breton. In a effort to make the author better known to a larger public, this thesis presents firstly each of his works seperately, so as to make the study more accessible to the reader. The main aspect of the novels thematic is based on the quest for " knowledge ". This word is omnipresent in his works and covers a methodical exploration of the human being in his deepest or most vulgar motivations. The quest that is defined in this work in all its multiple aspects springs from the contradictory aspirations which express themselves inside the characters. That is why it starts with the problem of duality in the novels and short stories before following on with Dessaignes' heroes who aspire to having " the power of knowledge " the name of this radio programme is used on purpose, for he worked for the radio. Given the fondamental division of the human being, the characters of Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes formulate an absolue quest, the return to unity which often takes the form of a meeting in tradition. This unity to reconquer is the particular object of their desire.
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Gilles Losseroy. Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes : romancier. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995NAN21010⟩. ⟨tel-01776613⟩



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