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Le point de suspension, idéogramme libertin du XVIII e siècle

Abstract : This work considers the suspension point, whose uses really developed in the XVIIIth century, as an element absolutely symbolic of the esthetical, ideological and epistemological stakes in the libertine thought ; on a diachronic plan, this punctuation mark is transgressive and satiric compared to an imagination of the classic language, based on clarity, hermetism, completion. The XVIIIth century so appears as a crucial moment in the constitution of a libertine imagination of a punctuation mark whose value can be defined with the term of latency.
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Julien Rault. Le point de suspension, idéogramme libertin du XVIII e siècle. Linx, Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre, 2017, Imaginaires de la ponctuation. Ordre et inquiétude du discours, 75, pp.57-76. ⟨10.4000/linx.1876⟩. ⟨halshs-02504029⟩



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