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Le beau et le vrai : à propos de "La Vie des abeilles" de Maeterlinck.

Abstract : The life of bees, one of Maeterlinck's works, is together a scientific and literary book, not because of it scientific exactness and its literary style, but for the reason it suggests the unity of both these domains. Literay's aspects of this work (writing's beauty, use of images, analogy, etc.) are not secondary but necessary to elaborate an authentic knowledge about bees, that means a knowledge which admit the unknown part and the mistery that subsist despite all the physical and mechanical explanations we can give moreover about the observed phenomenons. Be a scientist, in this sense, that is give something to know, therefore means be literary. Finally, this conception of science consist in a philosophiacl conception of Universe as a whole where everything links together, and is united by analogical relations, that base and justify the use of a symbolist style.
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Létitia Mouze. Le beau et le vrai : à propos de "La Vie des abeilles" de Maeterlinck.. Methodos : savoirs et textes, Savoirs textes langage - UMR 8163, 2006, 6 ("Science et littérature"), ⟨10.4000/methodos.491⟩. ⟨halshs-00276133⟩



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