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La rédaction d' À la recherche du temps perdu ou l'illusion de la perte

Abstract : Our work aims to reveal what distinguishes the work of a creative life from the creative process. The creative process being a particular time that arises from the repeated near experience of the Real whilst the work of a creative life stems from this experience and attempts to give it imaginary substance. The work of a creative life fulfils the need to seek to fill the gaps and the inadequacies of the signifying chain. The continuance of the creative struggle perpetuates the need to bring order and shroud the horror of castration and the truth of a fundamental loss whilst maintaining the loss. We aspire to highlight Marcel Proust's endless mourning. In 1903 the death of his father, Adrien Proust, prompted his mother to press him to equal the reputation of his father so he devoted himself to writing the manuscript of the Bible d'Amiens and achieving its publication. His works are the link between him and his mother and this manuscript queries what - because it is not lost - makes separation impossible. Two years later his mother dies whereupon he uses the pretext of moving house to take refuge in the nearby Hotel des Reservoirs isolating himself from everyone and announcing the cessation of his writing. His correspondence explained his choice of a place free of memories. Paradoxically in 1908 this was the moment when he began to write '"sur les carnets ". This and the other remaining notebooks are traces of his unfinished works. What is not lost repeats itself and leads our being to become the signifier. " I say that the cruel law of art is that beings die and that we ourselves must die after we have exhausted suffering so that the grass, not of oblivion but of eternal life, should grow, fertilised by works upon which generations to come will gaily picnic without care of those who sleep beneath it ". The reality principle masks the horror of an impossible loss and the work of a creative life is an attempt to border what forces the subject to disappear. The work of an artist acquires a timelessness and differs from the creative process as the subject's desire that is involved is outside time.
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Béatrix Tanguy. La rédaction d' À la recherche du temps perdu ou l'illusion de la perte. Psychologie. Université Rennes 2; Université Européenne de Bretagne, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011REN20019⟩. ⟨tel-00623265⟩



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