Marguerite Duras’s writing is analogous to the surrealist endeavor, though her work is rarely compared to surrealist principles. This study proposes a detailed analysis of Duras’s relationship to the male-dominated literary domain of Surrealism, founded in France in 1924 by André Breton. Such an approach allows a greater understanding of her work and broadens the realm of surrealist aesthetics to include the female experience. With Duras’s final text C’est tout in mind, this book suggests a reevaluation of the Durassian corpus based on a comparison of the ultimate silence of her texts to the surrealist ideal of the marvelous. This study shows how Duras’s work encourages a reexamination of the surrealist movement to encompass the feminine unconscious, which finds its place in the realm of silence.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
|Series:||Francophone Cultures and Literatures Series , #31|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
The Author: Lisa F. Signori received her B.A. in French from Macalester College and her M.A. in French and Ph.D. in Romance languages from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She taught French at Central Methodist College for three years. She currently lives and writes in the South of France.