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Rythme et phrasé

Flaubert, Beckett, Toussaint : d’un phrasé l’autre

Karine Germoni

Abstracts

If Flaubert, Beckett and Toussaint are members of what Sainte-Beuve called “a spiritual family”, it is because they share the same sense of irony and humour which is reflected in the way they each treat syntax, style or punctuation. Thus, if on the one hand Flaubert’s presence appears through Beckett’s works, on the other, in Toussaint’s works there is the simultaneous obvious presence both of Beckett and Flaubert. But whereas Beckett voluntarily imitates Flaubert, to honour him, it is involuntarily at first that Toussaint, in his first works, does pastiches of Beckett and Flaubert, before attaining his own writing, an experienced writer’s style where there will remain, as we will see, remnants of flaubertian and beckettian phrases.

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References

Electronic reference

Karine Germoni, « Flaubert, Beckett, Toussaint : d’un phrasé l’autre », Flaubert [Online], 8 | 2012, Online since 25 November 2012, connection on 04 August 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/flaubert/1872

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About the author

Karine Germoni

Université d’Aix-Marseille

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