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La pratique des genres dans l'oeuvre narrative d'Eduardo Berti

Abstract : Eduardo Berti (1964, Buenos Aires) is one of the most remarkable writers of the young Argentine literary generation. His diverse narrative work is still relatively unexplored, although it is already well known. The corpus explored in this thesis includes the first five works published by Berti between 1994 and 2004: a collection of short stories (Los pájaros), a collection of micro-stories (La vida imposible) and three novels (Agua, La mujer de Wakefield, Todos los Funes). Approaching this corpus from the angle of generic multiplicity seems to be a good way of apprehending Bertian narrative work in its generality. To question the way Berti practices genres is first to work on the dialectic of short form/long form, which must be nuanced and linked to the issues of fragmentation and collection. The oppositional relationship between the two forms does not mean that they are incompatible. Analysed in a second part, the phenomenon of reciprocal 'contagion' between the 'long' and the 'short' even shows a certain complementarity. Questions of "transtextuality" are the subject of a third part, in which Gérard Genette's concept (Palimpsestes, Seuil, 1982) proves to be operative in studying the games of references and rewritings that allow Berti to cross textual and generic boundaries. Finally, a fourth part is devoted to the examination of three major transgeneric themes, which reflect some of the writing processes used by Berti in his five works.
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Emilie Delafosse. La pratique des genres dans l'oeuvre narrative d'Eduardo Berti. Littératures. Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-03617377⟩



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