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La masure et le mausolée : le roman de la frontière entre Mexique et États-Unis

Abstract : This work focuses on the mythical territory of the border between Mexico and the United States, in terms of novelistic literature. As the product of a conflict history, the border area is at the heart of an actuality terrible and spectacular. The violence of the narcos, the thousands of migrants risking their lives through the desert, the innumerable and unpunished feminicides: every fact expresses violence and excess. Taking as a point of departure this observation of an extreme and spectacular reality, this study shows the complexity of a place mixing different representations. This phenomenon is called hypertopia. The fictional corpus composed of American writers (James Carlos Blake, Cormac McCarthy), Mexicans (Yuri Herrera, Eduardo Antonio Parra) and more broadly Latin American (Roberto Bolaño) serves as a critical counterpoint to this hypertopia, conceived as a romantic overflow of fiction on the real. The study of these novels reveals a paradoxical representation of a mobile border, which disappears and vanishes. The work defines the "total novel" or novel of porosity, able to contain a worried questioning about the chaos of the world, against which literature tries to confront. To approach such a place, the study proposes a method, not only comparatist (by borrowing geocritics and references to the imagology) but more broadly interdisciplinary, crossing geography, history, anthropology and plastic arts.
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Geneviève Dragon. La masure et le mausolée : le roman de la frontière entre Mexique et États-Unis. Linguistique. Université Rennes 2, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018REN20015⟩. ⟨tel-01824019⟩



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