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Defining Herself in Front of the World

Powerful Girl in Nature throughout the Writing of Veronika Mabardi

Author(s): Karolina Czerska
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, French Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Veronika Mabardi; Les Cerfs; Peau de louve; ecopoetics; female character in literature; Belgian literature
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article analyzes both the novel "Les Cerfs" (2014) and the story in verse "Peau de louve" (2019) by Belgian French-speaking writer Veronika Mabardi from an ecopoetic perspective. The main character of each text is a very young girl who has to confront herself with the rules of the adult world. The research of one’s deep and true nature, which is necessary in such exploration, takes place thanks to the strong connection with wild animals and forest. A turning point in the process of self-definition occurs when the protagonists listen to the nature and follow their owns instincts. The analysis is completed with Mabardi’s statements about her attitude to wildlife.

  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: French