Tomi Ungerer ˸ l'oeil et l'oeuvre. Poétique des albums d'un raconteur double

Abstract : To spread peace in the world, Tomi Ungerer tells his personal and impersonal myths, such as Janus. During his childhood, he was traumatized by the Second World War and also brainwashed by the Nazis: he has thus witnessed History. In this research, we study his provocative and awakening art through the albums he made for children. The rebellious artist armed himself with his “T”, his graphic and identity ax, in order to oppose his new fable to a society he regards as absurd. In its telling-editing, the poetics of the “O” symbolizes a perfect and cosmological form, but also an infinite repetitive, whirling rhythm. This poetics concerns form, movement, observation, voice, but also depth, with a fair and plural voice the “I” of identities and History vocally pluralizes. Thus, the letters of his first name would reflect the poetics of the picture books of Tomi Ungerer, the double storyteller, since his picture books are not only intended for the children but also constitute a major work of literature.
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Sun Nyeo Kim. Tomi Ungerer ˸ l'oeil et l'oeuvre. Poétique des albums d'un raconteur double. Littératures. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCA089⟩. ⟨tel-01968055⟩

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