[Autom. eng. transl.] A friend of Claude Monet, discoverer of Van Gogh, Mirbeau has known many avatars of the artist's writing. With Dans le ciel (unfinished), Mirbeau seems to explode also the traditional rules of the novel: formed by three narratives nested one inside the other, this novel insisting on the primacy of the sensations of the subject is moving towards the "self -specific ". And yet the stylemes of the writing of impressions, which we study here according to the schemas of Cressot and Mitterand, are introduced as if to notice all their insufficiency: by thematizing impressionism as aesthetic, Mirbeau seems to suggest to the reader his difficulty in expressing, in and through language formulas, the enormous (ex-norma) vital impulse that animates the artist. In Mirbeau's account, impressionist writing would then be more the manifestation of a failure than a step to be taken.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Octave Mirbeau, In the sky: from the imperfection of impressionist writing to the self-narrative|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Dans le ciel
- Mirbeau, Octave
- impressionnisme littéraire