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“Horloges vivantes”. Le corps et le temps dans Sarrasine.

Abstract : In Sarrasine, the function of bodies is to represent time, in its ruptures and continuities, as a break or succession. Constructing bodies as temporal oxymorons, Balzac develops a reflection on revenance. He thus explores a threat to the new regime of historicity that was established between the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries, namely the fear of a return of the past in a vision of time dominated by the idea of continuous progress.
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Roulin Jean-Marie. “Horloges vivantes”. Le corps et le temps dans Sarrasine.. Revue Balzac / The Balzac Review, Classiques Garnier, 2020, Le Corps / The Body, 3, pp.97-114. ⟨10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-10720-0.p.0097⟩. ⟨halshs-02914748⟩



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