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La chambre: espace de vie, espace de résonance
The Room: Space of Life, Space of Resonance

Author(s): Laura Marin
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: indoors; outdoors; hyperbolic listening; Kafka; Blanchot;

Summary/Abstract: Most of the events that compose the narrative thread of Blanchot’s short stories take place in interior spaces such as that of the room. The room, a space which is given, determined, delimited and close from the beginning is also a space of the uncanny, having the physiognomy that seems to permanently change itself under the intrusive force of an exterior (dehors) that is made up of noises and silences of all sorts, from the most undiscernible to the most unbearable. Almost all the time, the one who lives in the room listens to this sonorous universe of the shortstories that remains hard to be identified. The more his listening intensifies to identify the sonorous source, the more doubtful and prone to questioning the space of the room becomes. The article discusses the dynamics of this interior space which is a room, in order to investigate that moment in the economy of the short-stories in which this space converts into a resonance box. To approach the space via the sonorous movements that cross it and cause bouleversement allows further considerations on new possibilities of being concerning this space that opens, above all, in writing.

  • Issue Year: V/2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 99-108
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: French