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Arts et stratégies du dépassement dans la poésie morale de Francisco de Quevedo

Abstract : The thesis start with a definition of the concept of "morals" in 17th century Spain and with a definition of moral poetry in Quevedo's work. Preceding the analysis proper, I will define and justify the corpus of texts studied, identify the author's sources of inspiration, define the notions used in the poetical analysis, and finally mention the previous studies on the topic. The aim of this thesis is to show that Quevedo's moral poetry is a coherent system which serves a discourse that is far from unequivocal, but which corresponds to a constant preoccupation : the moral construction of the addressee. This work also focuses on the figure of Alterity, particularly what place it is granted in this poetry, and what its representations implies from the point of viex of writing. Finally, the thesis shows that the moral ideal aimed at in this corpus lies in the complex way in which it exceeds any duality - Good/Evil, Life/Death, Other/Self - to enable man to move towards God and to find salvation. The conclusion illustrates the coherence of the system and of the corpus and proposes arguments meant to question the authorship of some of the sonnets which where recently attricbuted to Quevedo.
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Rafaèle Audoubert. Arts et stratégies du dépassement dans la poésie morale de Francisco de Quevedo. Littératures. Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Etienne, 2010. Français. ⟨NNT : 2010STET2138⟩. ⟨tel-00669481⟩

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