Voyance, chronotopie et intertextualité dans Dora Bruder de Patrick Modiano
PDF

Keywords

Patrick Modiano
Dora Bruder
chronotope
intertextuality
clairvoyance

How to Cite

Holm, Helge. 2019. “Voyance, Chronotopie Et Intertextualité Dans Dora Bruder De Patrick Modiano”. Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies 10 (1), 8. https://doi.org/10.15845/bells.v10i1.1358.

Abstract

In Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano gives the following comment on his own novelistic writing: “Like many writers before me, I believe in coincidence, and, sometimes, in the novelist’s gift for clairvoyance - the word ‘gift’ not being the right one, for it implies a kind of superiority. Clairvoyance is simply part of the profession: the essential leaps of imagination, the need to fix one’s mind on detail - to the point of obsession, in fact - so as not to lose the thread and give in to one’s natural laziness. All this tension, this cerebral exercise, may well lead in the long run to ‘flashes of intuition concerning events past and future’, as defined by Larousse dictionary under ’clairvoyance’.” (Dora Bruder (Paris 1997), English edition: The Search Warrant, Harvill Secker, London 2014, p. 47-48).

By analyzing some selected passages from this novel, I study some relations between M. Bakhtin’s theory of the chronotope and the effects of the novelist Modiano’s “gift for clairvoyance” as presented in the quotation above. I also comment on some representations of intertextuality and intratextuality in Dora Bruder.

https://doi.org/10.15845/bells.v10i1.1358
PDF

Copyright (c) 2019 Helge Vidar Holm

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Bergen Open Access Publishing