Les monstres d'Ananda Devi : radioscopie de la folie ou manifeste du dire poétique?

Abstract : In two of her novels La Vie de Josephin le fou and Le Sari vert, Ananda Devi has inhabited the male voice from the inside to expose the mechanism of cruelty. Both murderers, one extra-ordinary, the other hyper-ordinary, are also figures of discourse since they monopolize the narrative voice in both novels: two monologues saturated with desire, rage and helplessness, one more lyrical, the other more cynical, one primitive and emotional, the other highly intellectualized. Behind this logorrhoea, which enacts the violence of the rejected, there is a harsh critique of a petty normative society as well as a symmetric nostalgia for "absolute grace", which relates in a discrete yet powerful way to the magical sense of Malcolm de Chazal, and his enchanted world, Mauritius.
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Annie Montaut. Les monstres d'Ananda Devi : radioscopie de la folie ou manifeste du dire poétique?. Purushartha, 2014, pp.11-48. ⟨halshs-00963788⟩



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