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La Disparition de Georges Perec : la contrainte oulipienne et ses vertus

Abstract : Focusing on materiality of literary constraint as a heuristic program, the following dissertation offers an analysis of five major themes of Georges Perec’s A Void: the notion of “craftsmanship” governed by conscious rules, as opposed to Dadaist and surrealist explorations of chance or of the unconscious; the dignity granted to playfulness, even to “gratuitousness”, in line with pataphysical thought; the voluntary introduction of errors in the application of constraints, in other words the “clinamen”, whose origin is often mistakenly located in Life A User’s Manual; the genesis of A Void, whose study will shed new light on the link between lipogrammatic constraint and the writing of the self; lastly, the “sociological” application of constraint, whose heuristic function is reoriented towards the exploration of the world, in the context of Perec’s later experiments, which derive from the alphabetical structure of the novel without e. In this way, we will compare A Void with other Perecquian works and projects and introduce a historical perspective based on a reflection on several avant-garde movements of the twentieth century (Dada, Surrealism, Situationist International, Tel Quel, etc.), in order to demonstrate the radical originality of this novel based on the principles of the Oulipo
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Yû Maeyama. La Disparition de Georges Perec : la contrainte oulipienne et ses vertus. Littératures. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCC129⟩. ⟨tel-02022966⟩

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