Un gateau renversé a l’ananas peut-il changer le cours de l’histoire ?

Title in English Can an Upside-Down Pineapple Cake Change the Course of History?


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociopoétiques
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Keywords Quebec novel; Éric Dupont; sociology; sociopoetics; alimentation
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Description La Fiancée américaine by Eric Dupont (2012) is a saga of the Berg/Lamontagne family whose heroes, in search of their origins and family secrets, cross the 20th century North American and European history. Cooking, recipes, meals, and even the gastronomic industry constitute an important theme of the novel. Far from being limited to the illustrative function of the different environments, food forms an individualist counterpoint to the historical necessity: the body and the food are opposed to History and its apocalyptic hazards, they provide a space for the development of the plot. On the symbolic level, food complements the theme of art - music and painting. Both of them have a common issue in the eschatological axiology of damnation and redemption.
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