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Tracer sa voie/x : une ethnocritique du cycle indochinois de Marguerite Duras

Abstract : This ethnocritic research aims at exploring the cultural poetry existing within Marguerite Duras’ Indochinese cycle. Our text corpus is composed of Un Barrage contre le Pacifique (1950), L’Eden Cinéma (1977), L’Amant (1984) and L’Amant de la Chine du Nord (1991), and follows the « autobiographical » narrative path of Duras’colonial childhood through the reminicence of constantly reworked themes and patterns. The purpose of our work is to question the expression of a pluralistic culture. Cultural practices, language polyphonies, cultural dialogics, intertextualities and interpenetrations between diverse cultures are fundamental issues to understand Duras’ writings. Furthermore, my thesis is based on a cultural hermeneutic approach, so as to grasp the symbolic systems of the texts and by that means shine a light on the ritual structure of the narration. According to our perspective, Duras’ characters and their trajectories are intimately connected to the notion of initiation. What’s more, this essay argues that initatory issuues impacts the narrator (as a fictional projection of the author) as well as her real and historical creative journey. Analyzincontinua and belligerences between literacy and orality (and thus corporeality) eventualy leads to a better understanding of the creative process.
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Savannah Kocevar. Tracer sa voie/x : une ethnocritique du cycle indochinois de Marguerite Duras. Littératures. Université de Lorraine; Université du Québec à Montréal, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LORR0134⟩. ⟨tel-03391116⟩



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