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Mythes et intertextes bibliques dans l'œuvre d'Anne Hébert

Abstract : This research aims at bringing to light the importance of biblical stories, characters, narrative structures as well as intertexts in the architecture of Anne Hébert's mythical universe. After an analysis of the social, historical, and religious context of the work, the study focuses, at first, on the myths and the mythical figures of the Old or the New Testament which cross the texts of the author, highlighting the parodic interpretation of these myths and figures. A second part is dedicated to the parodic rewriting of biblical quotations, reminiscences or allusions in the texts of Anne Hébert. The reversal of the testamentary stories and intertexts leads to a feminine rewriting of these myths and writings, through the three mythical embodiments of femininity in Judeo-Christian imagination : the mother / seductress (Eve), the virgin / mother (Marie) and the seductress / witch (Lilith). The rhythm and the metaphoric density of Anne Hébert's writing reveal its poetic nature and bring it closer to the creative word, the Logos of the Scriptures. Finally, the influence of biblical writing models on the novelistic works of Anne Hébert occurs at the level of narrative structures of certain texts of the author, as through the organization of Les Fous de Bassan (In the Shadow of the Wind) in "prophetic" books and in letters or "epistles".
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Adela Elena Gligor. Mythes et intertextes bibliques dans l'œuvre d'Anne Hébert. Littératures. Université d'Angers, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00441301⟩



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