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Poésie du travail, poésie en travail.

Abstract : Work is a difficult subject for literature, and especially for poetry. The common approach, which associates poetry with emotions, is reluctant to consider it as a poetic subject: what to say about work, its repetitive, everyday, forced nature, how and why to say it? Behind these questions lie broader debates, that of the relationship between the poetic and the political, or the institutional status of popular literature. There is something paradoxical about this exclusion, however, since the work is a matter of experience. And it is perhaps because the beginning of the 21st century is becoming aware of man's emotional commitment to his work (a commitment that is at the same time instrumentalized by the practices of neo-management), that the poetry of work is developing with a richness rarely equaled, as shown by the anthology that the Maison de la Poésie Rhône-Alpes offers today. This introduction goes back over the literary tradition of the representation and imaginary of work, before recalling the debates on the value of work and then looking at the stylistic characteristics of a poetic writing of work. (Introduction to the anthology "Work. 59 poets" of the magazine Bacchanales (Maison de la poésie Rhône-Alpes), n° 53, November 2015, 13-20).
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Isabelle Krzywkowski. Poésie du travail, poésie en travail.. Bacchanales, 2015, pp.13-20. ⟨halshs-02906453⟩

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