Le reve communautaire de Marie-Claire Blais. Eschatologie et agapé dans le cycle de Soifs

Title in English Marie-Claire Blais and her Community Dream. Eschatology and Agape in the Novel Cycle Soifs


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Romanistica Posnaniensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Marie-Claire Blais; Quebec novel; narratology; baroque poetics; community orientation
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Description Marie-Claire Blais seeks to innovate, throughout her career, her "antimimétique" writing. Her extensive pentalogy - Soifs (1995), Dans la foudre et la lumiere (2001), Augustino et le choeur de la destruction (2005), Naissance de Rebecca a l'ere des tourments (2008), Mai au bal des prédateurs (2010) – offers a complex existential questioning of the actual situation of the man. The problem of Evil and Good which is in the heart of questions and answers is treated with an original narration, transforming Virginia Woolf's stream of consciousness. This innovation, however, is rooted in the tradition, namely in its baroque poetics and its community orientation, both attached to the affirmation / negation of the catholic heritage that marked Quebec.