Narrative Techniques in J. M. G. Le Clézio’s Le
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Techniques narratives dans Le Chercheur d’or de J. M. G. Le Clézio
Narrative Techniques in J. M. G. Le Clézio’s Le Chercheur d’or

Author(s): Diana Costea
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Philology
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: narrative techniques; narrative; narrator

Summary/Abstract: The narrative techniques in Le chercheur d'or, by J. M. G. Le Clézio, are very original. The temporality is original: the narrator breaks the barriers of linear and chronological time, he often tells the story of his past experiences at the present time, so the reader will find it difficult to understand if the narrative is seen from the narrator’s perspective or from the child’s perspective, because there is often confusion between past events and the narrative present. The present time is used instead of the past to reveal the story as it was lived, but it is often ambiguous, the reader has difficulties in understanding if it is a present of enunciation or it is a present of the narrative. Therefore, two voices may be heard: a narrator who writes and lives at the same time and a retrospective narrator who recounts his life after living it.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 39-50
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French