Le point de vue (PDV) animal et la prosopopée chez André Bucher : faire entendre les voix de la Terre

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The animal point of view (PDV) and prosopopoeia in André Bucher: making the voices of the Earth heard

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Cousin of song of the American Rick Bass, André Bucher writes his novels with a dense prose, often metaphorical, where the wild universe of the mountains of Provence and the rare, wacky inhabitants who populate them are connected by configurations of style, apt to convey a holistic vision that extends to all forms of life. Among the stylemes that the writer proposes to restore the mixture, even the exchange between the human and the natural world (plants, animals), the prosopopoeia and the expression from the animal point of view (according to the theory of Rabatel) seem to us to be one of the most interesting tracks to analyze. If the prosopopeia is defined in relation to its intrinsic dialogism, it also becomes, according to B. Clement, the "figure of what is not figurable". In Bucher, the animal point of view is the instrument he uses to make us hear the voices of a natural universe that is modeled as a "place" in its own right, where human beings and nature, always interacting, thus show connected by a mysterious kinship. We propose to study examples of these enunciative configurations, taken from three novels of A. Bucher (The Bird Cabaret, Clear the sky, The Valley alone). This poetic writing, based on an original as well as an original language, would become in conclusion an eco-poetic literary work in its etymological sense (in Greek, poiein): Bucher purifies, builds his / her language, in order to lay bare vocal modulations, the secret agreements of the Earth, his novels reinventing the place of man within nature.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The animal point of view (PDV) and prosopopoeia in André Bucher: making the voices of the Earth heard
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalCROSSWAYS JOURNAL
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Bucher, André
  • point de vue
  • zoopoétique
  • énonciation

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