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« Vie réelle, vie mythifiée ou le subterfuge des minuscules chez Pierre Michon »
Michon’s Vies Minuscules between Life, Reality, and Myth

Author(s): Mohamed Naouar
Subject(s): French Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: autobiography; realism; mythic aspect; Mother-earth; family romance; Pierre Michon

Summary/Abstract: Pierre Michon’s Vies minuscules reveals something of the narrator’s life through eight mini-biographies. Could this be an indirect autobiography? Are the boundaries between the characters and the narrator fully inaccessible? Is this story an attempt at mythologizing reality? This article addresses the close relationship that is built between autobiography and reality writing in Vies minuscules. The absence of separating limits between the « real » of the minuscules and autobiography allows for fiction to become he place of a mythologizing of the « I » through the fabulousness of the « reality » of those characters.

  • Issue Year: 40/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 223-240
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: French