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Fantasme et représentation dans l'oeuvre d'Alain Robbe-Grillet

Abstract : The aim of this Thesis is to examine and interpret the two main notions of Robbe-Grillet’s overall work which are “Fantasy” and “Representation”. This will mainly be demonstrated by the different relationships that are developing between the two concepts and the way they edify the work of the Nouveau Romancier. The fashion in which Robbe-Grillet characterizes fantasy will be the central argument of this Thesis Dissertation, but we will also discuss the idea of representation through the motive of theatre. In fact, the characters of Robbe-Grillet’s movies and books keep on playing stereotypical roles (a spy, a prostitute, a sadist doctor etc…) and the places represented at the beginning of the story frequently transform the scene as a spectacle. For the author of Jalousie, fantasy is strongly dramatized as shown by the omnipresence of the sadomasochism thematic. Since the work of Robbe-Grillet offers a place where everything is possible, it fantasizes its own gestation. Pictured by the text he engendered, the Nouveau Romancier became an object of self-representation within his own work. Open to multiple metamorphoses, his work, as playful as complex, does not try to display the ensemble of its inside mechanisms and leaves the reader the possibility to create his own interpretation by accepting or not the lecture’s path offered by the author. The readerspectator is both at the center and exterior to everything he can read and see, he finds himself at the heart of a representation that is as much his own as the author’s.
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Fabien Demangeot. Fantasme et représentation dans l'oeuvre d'Alain Robbe-Grillet. Littératures. Université de Bourgogne, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013DIJOL022⟩. ⟨tel-01016557⟩



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