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Une Écriture Blanche? Style and Symbolism in Édouard Dujardin's 'Les Lauriers Sont Coupés'

Hutchinson, Ben (2011) Une Écriture Blanche? Style and Symbolism in Édouard Dujardin's 'Les Lauriers Sont Coupés'. The Modern Language Review, 106 (3). pp. 709-723. ISSN 0026-7937. (doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.106.3.0709) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article reassesses Édouard Dujardin's Les lauriers sont coupés through a close reading of its stylistic technique. Using contemporary stylistic theories, it argues that the psychological ‘flux de conscience’ in Dujardin's novel is constructed so as to foreground its own self-conscious exploration of literary style. Pace Roland Barthes's notion of ‘écriture blanche’’—representative of post-war attempts to strip language down to a ‘degré zéro’, to a supposed absence of style—the term is reapplied as emblematic of an absolute presence of style in Les lauriers sont coupés.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5699/modelangrevi.106.3.0709
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 11:02 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42297 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hutchinson, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3266-5846
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