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«Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes

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dc.contributor.advisor Higginson, Pim
dc.contributor.advisor Anyinefa, Koffi Serpico, Allison M. 2012-07-31T20:56:57Z 2012-07-31T20:56:57Z 2012
dc.description.abstract I examine the intersection of childhood and death in four works of modern French literature and film: La Maison de Claudine (Colette), W… (Perec), Les Mots ( Sartre), and Jeux interdits (Clément). Drawing on the French tradition of psychoanalysis and Freud’s theory of the “death instinct,” I examine these young characters and argue that their concretization of death is far more courageous and cathartic than society’s tendency to deny it. I also apply the image of the child exploring death as a metaphor for the modern French author, whose creative power stems from his appraisal and acceptance of personal loss. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of French and Francophone Studies
dc.language.iso fr en
dc.subject.lcsh Perec, Georges, 1936-1982. W, ou, Le souvenir d'enfance
dc.subject.lcsh Colette, 1873-1954. Maison de Claudine.
dc.subject.lcsh Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Mots
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Death -- In literature
dc.subject.lcsh Jeux interdits (Motion picture)
dc.title «Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
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