«Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes

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«Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes

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Title: «Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes
Author: Serpico, Allison M.
Advisor: Higginson, Pim; Anyinefa, Koffi
Department: Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges). Dept. of French
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: I examine the intersection of childhood and death in four works of modern French literature and film: La Maison de Claudine (Colette), W… (Perec), Les Mots ( Sartre), and Jeux interdits (Clément). Drawing on the French tradition of psychoanalysis and Freud’s theory of the “death instinct,” I examine these young characters and argue that their concretization of death is far more courageous and cathartic than society’s tendency to deny it. I also apply the image of the child exploring death as a metaphor for the modern French author, whose creative power stems from his appraisal and acceptance of personal loss.
Subject: Perec, Georges, 1936-1982. W, ou, Le souvenir d'enfance
Subject: Colette, 1873-1954. Maison de Claudine.
Subject: Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Mots
Subject: Children -- Death -- In literature
Subject: Jeux interdits (Motion picture)
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8970

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Serpico, Allison M.. "«Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8970.

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