La cuisine du merveilleux : Jacques Ferron et Les roses sauvages

Title in English The kitchen of the marvelous : Jacques Ferron and Les roses sauvages


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Echo des études romanes
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Quebec novel; Jacques Ferron; marvelous; spatiality; relationship between fiction and non-fiction
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Description The analysis of Jacques Ferron’s novel Les roses sauvages follows three paths: the implication of marvelous and of the mythemes of the tale Sleeping Beauty in a novelistic text, the spatial arrangement and the semantization of spatiality, the complementary relation between fictional (novel) and non-fictional narratives (Ferron’s nosology of a patient and her own testimony). In this narrative configuration, the central theme of madness receives a specific lighting. The novel functions as a bridge between universal and individual by deepening and completing Ferron’s polemical reflection and by transfiguring patient’s personal testimony into a literalized message, a truth sub specie aeternitatis.
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