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L'âme divisée : interconnexion des notions de temps, de mort, et de destinée dans l'oeuvre d'Edgar Allan Poe

Abstract : A unified theory of Poe’s works, bringing his diverse writing together into one coherent story can be found in his cosmogony, that is to say, in his understanding of universal mechanics. This latter understanding is based on the idea of a god dividing himself into the almost infinity of matter that makes up the universe, building it in his literal image. The division of the divine soul is, according to Poe, echoed by the intrinsic division of the human soul. As such, Time, Death, and Destiny are fundamentally interconnected: cosmic history and human history are one and the same, ruled by time and circumscribed by death. This story can be found all throughout Poe’s works and is thus the archetypal pattern at the core of this unified theory.
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Barbara Otal. L'âme divisée : interconnexion des notions de temps, de mort, et de destinée dans l'oeuvre d'Edgar Allan Poe. Littératures. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018BOR30057⟩. ⟨tel-02055507⟩

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