Advisor

Claudine Fisher

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in French

Department

World Languages and Literatures

Physical Description

1 online resource (100 p.)

Subjects

Julien Gracq (1910-2007) -- Criticism and interpretation

Abstract

Julien Gracq' s quest for the "au-delà" is similar in many ways to the Surrealists' attempts to get in touch with the Beyond and to find that mythical and ideal point where binary oppositions are no longer contradictory but complementary. However, he differs greatly from the Surrealists in that his writing is anything but "automatic". Whereas he acknowledges being influenced by the Surrealists' ideas and by the works of certain authors, notably Goethe, Wagner, and Edgar Allen Poe, his works are a unique and carefully constructed web of style techniques, double-entendres, intertextual references, poetic devices, and a deliberate blurring of the dividing line between clear and obscure.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24621

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