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Les Lieux de Reverdy

Abstract : The concept of place is of special interest for literary analysis not only thematically but also in so far as it translates and symbolizes the relation of the lyrical subject to the world and to language, which is reconstructed by Reverdy’s literary work in an original way. The first part of this thesis is devoted to the structuration of Reverdy’s imaginary world, this landscape — as defined by Michel Collot — elaborated, built and recombined. This landscape, made of polysemous places, also translates an original existential experiment, through most personal data, the data of a poetical « I » submerged in a reconstructed world based on imaginary laws and experienced by the author as essentially unstable. This extremely subjective world — we are, as Jean-Pierre Richard reminds us, « in poesy » — thus on a land of gap and constant change, is based on the principle of a subject rooted in the world and thus a place excluded from the world like a blind spot. The second part studies the work of the Reverdian poetic writing that rejects and subverts this relation. Under the spell of Cubism, it fights against the unity/uniqueness of a subject by distorting reality, destructing coherence and dreaming of its diffraction and blurring into a landscape it massively invests in, till melting. Poetic writing is thus a privileged way of rethinking the concept of place, this Dasein materializing existence, and is revealed as a place of binding, of fusion, a crossroad where the subject and the imaginary world are intertwined in a place of the work, true self of the lyrical subject, territory as defined by Jean-Marie Gleize and whose third part presents the essence. We have the opportunity to understand the way the Reverdian writing works, the great forces of the imagination at work in it, so as to be able to conclude on its specificity.
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Patrick Vayrette. Les Lieux de Reverdy. Littératures. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012BOR30020⟩. ⟨tel-00747211⟩



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