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"On peut aussi ne pas écrire, oublier une mouche": Genèse de Aurélia Steiner (Paris) de Marguerite Duras

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Myriem El Maizi


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This article is one of three chapters devoted to a genetic analysis of Marguerite Duras’ writings, in a comprehensive volume that explores the various directions in Duras’s writing practices. This article consists in a genetic study of Aurélia Steiner (Paris), and explores the unfolding of the creative process through the analysis of the three manuscripts of the published text. It shows how the emergence of the writing is characterised by a movement of continuity – an urge to bear witness to the agony of a dying fly, and by extension to the horrors of the Holocaust – and a discontinuity – that of a writing or ‘écriture’ which composes and recomposes itself in a space that constantly oscillates between memory and fiction.

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Author(s): El Maizi, M

Editor(s): Myriem el Maïzi et Brian Stimpson

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Marguerite Duras 2: écriture, écritures

Year: 2007

Pages: 77-91

Publisher: Lettres Modernes

Place Published: Paris

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ISBN: 9782256911224