Système social et fiction : l’exemple de Michel Houellebecq et de Jerzy Pilch.

Abstract : Social body, as a large connection of interdependent organisms, takes part in elaboration of a literary work, which is the product of three main subsystems: politico-economical (responsible for the adaptation to environmental conditions), cultural (concerning the maintenance of standards and values) and social (referring to integration). This analytical scheme, loosely based on the theory of Talcott Parsons, relates specifically to stories of Pilch and Houellebecq, whose stories,together with the world depicted, reveal the characteristics of the external context in which they were designed. The first part of this paper examines the tension between the economic system and political and fictional productions by Jerzy Pilch and Michel Houellebecq. This study aims to demonstrate how the social reality and the market determine the recording of certain thematic and formal concerns presented in the works of these two authors: the description of the appearance, thepresentation of interpersonal exchanges, the functioning of discursive symbols appropriate for the economy, and concerns about work. The second part deals with the influence of socio-historical changes on the maintenance of cultural patterns and restoration of traditional values. The main objective will be to determine the extent to which the moral revolution in France and the gradual Westernization of Polish society affects the concept of the family and the love relationships. The lastpart concerns the role of religion and identity in the process of social rootedness, and presents various ways of cutting off from the society.
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Pawel Hladki. Système social et fiction : l’exemple de Michel Houellebecq et de Jerzy Pilch.. Littératures. Université Paris-Nord - Paris XIII, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014PA131031⟩. ⟨tel-01265794⟩

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