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Les savoirs politiques de l’imaginaire
The Political Knowledge of the Imaginary

Author(s): Sébastien Wit
Subject(s): Cultural Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: animal; fable; fantasy; La Fontaine; Brian Jacques;
Summary/Abstract: In many ways; it may seem redundant to speak about “literatures of the imagination”. Is literature not necessarily a product of what philosophy calls creative imagination? Can we say that some literary works are more “of the imagination” than others? In this comparative paper; I study the way animals are anthropomorphised in Redwall; an animal fantasy series written by Brian Jacques; and in Jean de La Fontaine’s Fables. Indeed; those two fictional works share a common core: they belong to animal literature. Thus; the objective is to determine if Redwall is really more “of the imagination” than the famous fables of the 17th century.

  • Page Range: 212-225
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: French