TIME IN CONTEMPORARY ROBINSONADES. THE EXAMPLE
OF JEAN GIRADOUX, MICHEL TOURNIER AND PATRICK
CHAMOISEAU Cover Image

LE TEMPS DANS LES ROBINSONNADES CONTEMPORAINES. L'EXEMPLE DE JEAN GIRAUDOUX, MICHEL TOURNIER ET PATRICK CHAMOISEAU
TIME IN CONTEMPORARY ROBINSONADES. THE EXAMPLE OF JEAN GIRADOUX, MICHEL TOURNIER AND PATRICK CHAMOISEAU

Author(s): MATHILDE BATAILLÉ
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: robinsonade; nove;, myth; time; present; philosophy.

Summary/Abstract: When it first came out, in 1719, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoéachieved tremendous success and its numerous rewritings turned thisnarrative into a literary myth. While 20th and 21th centuries robinsonadesdistance themselves from the original novel, several others consider timeto be philosophical and a literary core issue. Drawing upon JeanGiraudoux's Suzanne et le Pacifique, Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou lesLimbes du Pacifique (1967), and Patrick Chamoiseau's L'Empreinte àCrusoé (2012), this study shows that, since the beginning of the 20thcentury robinsonades alow for a reflection on time awareness and itsliterary representations.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-145
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: French