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La répétition dans l'oeuvre de Javier Marías

Abstract : This analysis of repetition in J.Marias opus is based upon the case of Negra espalda del tiempo (1999), a weird book, between the novel and the essay; this is surely the best way to understand the poetics of the Spanish author. In this work, first I have tried to define and classify the different forms of repetition, from the context to the intertext, via the text (stylistic, rhetoric, etc.). If I have chosen this book rather than any other novel of J.Marias, this is because this book is characterized by the use of all the forms of repetition we can observe in his opus, and also because the author offers in it a real theory of repetition. The base of Marias' theory is the Soren Kierkegaard philosophical approach of repetition, that considers repetition cannot exists if it's reduced at the repetition of the same. That's why in the second part of this work, I analyze the reject of repetition/identity by the author/narrator, especially in the feeling of nostalgia; in the third part, on the contrary, I insist in a positive vision of repetition based upon variation: enunciative, narrative, thematic variations, that define a new poetics of repetition as an infinite variation of Being. On the end, repetition means paradoxically the immanence of being and this work shows that Javier Marias' writing in not based upon a psychological but a metaphysical approach of being.
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Amélie Florenchie. La répétition dans l'oeuvre de Javier Marías. Littératures. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2003. Français. ⟨tel-00842119⟩

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