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La figure du Juif errant dans la prose française du XXe siècle
The Figure of The Wandering Jew in the 20th-century French Prose Works

Author(s): Piotr Kamiński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Jewish studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Studies of Religion, French Literature, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Contemporary French prose works; The Wandering Jew; Judaism; anti-Semitism;death of the myth;
Summary/Abstract: The present monograph constitutes a semiological and semiopragmatic analysis of the figure of the Wandering Jew in selected French prose works dating from the 20th century (five texts altogether). Its overriding subject-matter is to determine to what extent the conventional pre-designation is reflected in the analysed novels presenting the immortal vagrant, but also to verify if the axiom of the so-called “death of the myth” is indeed well-founded and if it is present in the contemporary French literature. In the publication, has also been indicated a net of correlations which occurs in the reading process between the analysed character and a reader. Therefore, the other essential goal of the study was to look into the narrative system so as to describe to what extent ‒ and if at all ‒ narrative procedures applied in the analysed prose works determine a potential anti-Semitic overtone and reception of the Wanderer.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3909-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3908-5
  • Page Count: 364
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: French